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Michael Weldon's apricot bread and butter pudding

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For a delicious twist on the classic, try Michael Weldon’s apricot jam bread and butter pudding. With dried fruit and creamy custard, this apricot dessert recipe is sure to go down a treat.

  • Serves8
  • Cook time30 minutes
  • Prep time30 minutes, + 15 mins standing time
Michael Weldon's bread and butter pudding

Ingredients

  • 680g day-old Coles Bakery White Loaf*
  • 150g butter, softened
  • 100g dried apricots, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbs apricot jam
  • 1/4 cup (20g) flaked almonds, toasted
  • Icing sugar, to dust
  • Vanilla ice cream, to serve

Custard

  • 6 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs
  • 300ml thickened cream
  • 300ml milk
  • 1/3 cup (80g) caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) Cointreau (optional)
  • 1 orange, rind finely grated

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Method

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 170°C. Spread 1 side of each slice of bread with butter. Cut each slice into quarters crossways. Arrange the bread slices, butter-side up, and apricots in a 10-cup (2.5L) ovenproof dish.
  2. Step 2

    To make the custard, place the eggs, cream, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, Cointreau or orange liqueur, if using, and orange rind in a large bowl. Whisk until well combined.
  3. Step 3

    Pour custard evenly over bread in the dish, pushing bread slices down to flatten and submerge in the custard. Set aside for 15 mins to soak.
  4. Step 4

    Bake for 25 mins or until golden brown and custard is just set. Combine the jam with 2 tbs water in a small bowl. Use a pastry brush to brush jam mixture evenly over the top of the pudding. Bake for a further 5 mins or until the top caramelises.
  5. Step 5

    Sprinkle the pudding with almonds and dust with icing sugar. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

    Tip: This recipe is great for using up leftover bread. Try sliced white bread, brioche or fruit loaf, or a combination of all three.

    *Selected stores only.

Recipe tip

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Ingredient tip:
You can substitute Cointreau for orange liqueur.

Michael Weldon's apricot bread and butter pudding

Michael Weldon's apricot bread and butter pudding
  • Serves8
  • Cook time30 minutes
  • Prep time30 minutes, + 15 mins standing time
Ingredients
  • 680g day-old Coles Bakery White Loaf*
  • 150g butter, softened
  • 100g dried apricots, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbs apricot jam
  • 1/4 cup (20g) flaked almonds, toasted
  • Icing sugar, to dust
  • Vanilla ice cream, to serve

Custard

  • 6 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs
  • 300ml thickened cream
  • 300ml milk
  • 1/3 cup (80g) caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) Cointreau (optional)
  • 1 orange, rind finely grated
    Description

    For a delicious twist on the classic, try Michael Weldon’s apricot jam bread and butter pudding. With dried fruit and creamy custard, this apricot dessert recipe is sure to go down a treat.

    Method
    1. Step 1

      Preheat oven to 170°C. Spread 1 side of each slice of bread with butter. Cut each slice into quarters crossways. Arrange the bread slices, butter-side up, and apricots in a 10-cup (2.5L) ovenproof dish.
    2. Step 2

      To make the custard, place the eggs, cream, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, Cointreau or orange liqueur, if using, and orange rind in a large bowl. Whisk until well combined.
    3. Step 3

      Pour custard evenly over bread in the dish, pushing bread slices down to flatten and submerge in the custard. Set aside for 15 mins to soak.
    4. Step 4

      Bake for 25 mins or until golden brown and custard is just set. Combine the jam with 2 tbs water in a small bowl. Use a pastry brush to brush jam mixture evenly over the top of the pudding. Bake for a further 5 mins or until the top caramelises.
    5. Step 5

      Sprinkle the pudding with almonds and dust with icing sugar. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

      Tip: This recipe is great for using up leftover bread. Try sliced white bread, brioche or fruit loaf, or a combination of all three.

      *Selected stores only.