A what ?? I know .. I was exactly the same when one of my oldest and bestest friends started bangng on about this allegedly unbeatable pud ! Wet Nelly … never heard of it said I … Its’s amazing said she … so the gauntlet had been laid down ! Let’s prove this preposterous claim … let us seek out a recipe and see just what Me K was on about … so I did !! It just so happened I had a bag of stale brioche buns hanging about my sideboard so what better way to use them up … Here Goes
8 Stale Brioche buns ( or use a day old loaf of bread with crusts removed ) ripped into bits or chopped into squares
140g brown sugar
¾ pint milk warmed
500g mixed fruit
1 dessert spoon mixed spice
3 medium eggs
Preheat oven to 180 degrees
Soak the bread in the milk for at least 4 hours , overnight is better !
Now add all the ingredients together and mix very well .
Pour into a well greased roasting tin ( preferably about 10″ x 6″ )
Bake for 1 hr- 1 1/4 hrs until springy to the touch .
Serve warm with custard, cream or ice cream or leave to go cold and enjoy with a proper cup of tea !!
( Recipe adapted from The National Trust)
So the verdict … I have to say I think it’s an acquired taste and got mixed reviews on the playground … but I liked it !!! It smelt a bit like Christmas should … Perfect Pud for the anticipated autumn days ! Enjoy x
The brioche was sent to me for review purposes. Many Thanks to Brioche Pasquier.