I love this, and what better way of using up stale bread, the results really are better with stale bread but you can use fresh if you haven’t got any. Delicious warm for dessert, you can even make chocolate flavoured one with chocolate spread instead of butter and chocolate custard.
3 slices of bread – I am using white bread but you can use whatever you’ve got, seeded bread will add a nice texture.
25g butter slightly softened
50g dried fruit – I am using mixed fruit but use whatever you like, cranberries work very well
50ml double cream
50g caster sugar
zest of 1 lemon or orange
1 tsp (teaspoon) Demerara sugar
Butter the bread, you can cut off the crusts but I prefer to leave them on. Cut into triangles and arrange into an oven proof dish
Sprinkle over the mixed fruit and lemon zest
In a bowl whisk together the milk, eggs, cream and sugar, pour over the bread and leave to soak up of about an hour
Push down every so often to allow the custard to soak up into the bread
Sprinkle over the nutmeg and Demerara sugar and pop into the oven for 30 mins at 160 fan
Such a deliciously simply dessert and great for mid week or something special for a Sunday, who can resist!!
Cals – 315, fat – 14.3, carbs 40.5, protein – 5.8