Bread and Butter pudding

I’ll quote from last night’s Facebook post, “I want to see what you do with a bread and butter pudding…” After agreeing on a social media site that I would cook a bread and butter pudding, our friend Ciaran Hanway (yes I’m naming and shaming) who had stated the above, then proceeded to send me the private message link to his own blog (http://www.hanway.co.uk/bread-and-butter-pudding-a-lorange/) with a family favourite recipe of his and stated, “if you can beat that, I’d love the recipe”. So no pressure then! 🙂
I’m not one to shirk a challenge so I’m using a recipe which was given to me by a family friend, Auntie Lesley (not a biological auntie but part of our family since before I was born). I hope she will be proud of this attempt.

Try both recipes and see which you prefer. This might not be quite what Ciaran was expecting.

Recipe:
9 slices white bread (crusts removed)
5oz dark chocolate
3 eggs
15fl oz (425ml) whipping cream
4oz caster sugar
3oz butter
4 tsp rum (recipe says optional but who are we kidding)
Good pinch cinnamon

Method:
Cut bread into triangles. Melt chocolate, sugar, cream, rum, butter and cinnamon in bowl over saucepan of boiling water. Whisk eggs, then pour the chocolate mixture over and whisk again.
Spoon 1/2 inch layer of mixture into dish. Add 1/2 the bread (that’s 4 1/2 slices worth). Add 1/4 of the chocolate mixture. Arrange the rest of the bread and pour the remaining chocolate over. Press in with a fork. Cover and stand for 2 hours.
Bake for 30-35 minutes at 180C, 350F, gas mark 4. Stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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