Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Snowball fights and bread'n'butter pudding
The snow was supposed to arrive over two weeks ago, but the British forecast is not always reliable, so when I read the snow was due the next day, I thought Yeah, yeah, of course... But for once the forecast was correct, and the snow did come. I went to the kitchen in the middle of the night to get a glass of water, and realised the ground was covered with white. It kept falling down in fluffy snowflakes.
Eddie was ecstatic. He's been talking about building a snowman for the last couple of winters, alas, we didn't have enough snow to build even a snow mouse. Off he skedaddled in the garden to play in the snow. He had convinced his Dad to join him, and even Sasha decided to get out for 15 minutes, but then sensibly went back home, into the warmth and comfort.
Our garden was transformed, painted white.
My guys were playing in the snow, I watched them from the kitchen and smiled, making bread and butter pudding. I don't often cook it, but it's a great comfort food, especially after running in the cold.
All the quantities are approximate. I used about 6 slices of Warburton's Medium sliced bread (bigger size pack).
Remove crusts from the bread, and butter on one side, then cut into triangles.
Place them, overlapping each other, in a buttered baking tray, and scatter raisins, dried cranberries and chocolate buttons. Cover with more buttered slices.
I used Planters Fruity Chocolate crunch mix (omitting peanuts) from the last DEgustabox, but just raisins and/or chocolate buttons will be fine too.
In a medium sized mixing bowl beat together 2 eggs with 100g caster sugar, 100ml single cream.
Pour the batter over the bread and let the mix soak for at least half an hour.
Put the baking dish in the oven preheated to 180C. Bake for about 35-40 minutes.
Sprinkle with the icing sugar. Serve hot. If you have some single cream, it's even better.
I'm not sure if I might have a chance to write before Christmas, and think of having a blogging break.
Wishing you all a merry Christmas!