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Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Chocolate Bread Butter Pudding


Have you ever done things backwards and really enjoyed it? When my eldest was about two years old I served up dessert for dinner and I can tell you the look on his face was priceless. So every now and then I like to surprise the kids and give them dessert for dinner, hubby also likes it because it means less dishes for the dishwasher and so it's a win win for everyone plus I'm guaranteed everyone will eat their dinner without telling me they don't like it. So last week we had a 'Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding' for dinner.

As a child I grew up eating this pudding however my mother generally added sultanas and serve it with cream BUT sometimes mum would add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and that made it seem so special. Since getting married I would have made this dessert maybe three times and on one occasion I managed to dry it out. So when I found this recipe in a diet inspired cook book I knew I had to give it a go and I'm glad I did. The process is quiet easy, its simply delicious and best of all you can eat it cold the following day especially if you don't want to wait for it to be re-heated.

Chocolate Bread Pudding
Serves 6
6 large eggs
3 tablespoons caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
3 cups of milk
Nutella® spread
12 slices of bread, use whatever you have available

1. Preheat oven to 200°C or 180°C for fan forced oven.
2. In a large mixing bowl beat eggs the eggs until they are well combined. Add sugar and vanilla essence and mix well.
3. Add milk and continue mixing for a minute.
4. Pour a small amount of the egg mixture into your medium casserole or small dish.
5. Spread some Nutella over each slice of bread and then cut into 2 or 4 triangles (leave the crusts on). Dip each piece of bread into the remaining egg mixture and then place it into your dish Nutella side up.
6. Place your casserole or dish into the centre of your preheated oven.
7. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until its firm to touch.
8. Allow to stand for 5 minutes and then serve. Serve with pouring cream or with a little bit of ice cream. If you're making this for someone special you could also grate a little bit of chocolate over the top of your ice cream.
Note: You could even freeze this if you are lucky to have leftovers. If you run out of egg mixture just make up some more as bread can absorb liquids differently.

I hope you enjoy eating this as much as my kids did, I'm glad that I got to share a favourite childhood food memory with you. I'd love to hear what your favourite childhood food memory was.




  1. Yum... I havn't made bread and butter pudding in absolutely ages. I def have to try this with the nutella and a scoop of vanilla ice cream - the kids may actually eat it lol. Megs have you ever tried it with Chelsea Buns? yummo!!!!

    1. Oh Natalie this was sooooo yummy and the kids actually wanted to eat it for breakfast the next day but unfortunately they'd already eaten it all :( I'm loving your suggestion about the Chelsea Buns I might have to make it as a special treat for my husband. Thanks for visiting

  2. This looks delicious. I would have never thought of adding Nutella to bread pudding! I used to love coming home to a plate of fudge. My mom made the best! Visiting from Mellywoods Mansion!

    1. I remember all the things my mum made when I was young they tasted so much better when she made them. I've tried for years to copy her scones and picklets (they're small pancakes) BUT I still can't get them to taste the same :( Thanks for visiting.

  3. You had me at chocolate! I definitely have to try this recipe of yours. Pinning for later!

    1. Chocolate is the best food ever Ritchil. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, I'd love to see how your looks. Thank you for visiting.

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    1. It is yum Mel especially if you like custard and chocolate. Two of my favourite flavours :)