EggNog Breakfast Bread Pudding
To eat pudding for breakfast may not have crossed your mind. The thing is, I LOVE pudding! The idea came from a hotel in Borneo back in 1993. It somehow re-emerged through the recesses of my brain since my return trip in 2013. It is spoiling but my latest theory is that to start the day in an indulgent way, particularly when it is cold outside, is a cosy and warming way to begin.
So, having leftover eggnog lead to this. My Italian godmother once made Delia’s chocolate bread and butter pudding with rum in it and this is really very similar and very delicous.
Unsalted butter for the dish (23cmx17cm approx)
Half a loaf of bread – I give you the size below
650mls egg nog or if you have less eggnog (I had 450mls), make up the difference with half cream and whole milk. If you use the carton type (I wouldn’t!), add two whipped egg whites to lighten it.
1 handful of sultanas (optional)
2 tbsp demerara sugar
1. Butter the dish so the pudding does not stick to it for washing up purposes.
2. Slice the bread and cut it into chunks for ease of eating (using crusty bread has the drawback of crusts to cut through).
3. Sprinkle a handful of sultanas through the bread.
4. Pour the eggnog mixture on top and cover the dish with cling film and leave it in the fridge for at least 2 hours or preferrably over night.
5. This is what happened to me –
I woke up.
I set the oven at 180 degrees C.
I took the pudding out of the fridge.
I let the dogs out and fed them.
I removed the cling film from the pudding, covered it with tin foil and put it in the oven.
I waited for 30 minutes during which time I fed the children who didn’t want rum pudding for breakfast! (my son who has jam on his porridge, suggested adding it to the pudding so you could do this if you like it sweeter)
I removed the pudding from the oven and the tin foil from the pudding.
I sprinkled demerara sugar on top and put it back in the oven without the tin foil for 15 minutes.
I put the kettle on and prepared my tea.
8. I REALLY enjoyed that breakfast : )