Friday, 23 August 2013

Orange Marmalade Bread Pudding With Caramel

I've always loved bread pudding, but I wanted to take the recipe up a notch and add a little something into it. The orange marmalade and the caramel sauce gave it that something special that it needed. This was just something that I came up with as I was looking in my pantry and it turned out pretty delicious. This is also a really good recipe to get the kids involved with in making. My daughter enjoyed buttering all the bread, arranging it and was amazed how the whole dish just transformed into something so yummy.

Orange marmalade bread pudding with caramel
Orange Marmalade Bread Pudding with Caramel

3 eggs
8 slices of bread
softened butter
1/2 cup of sugar
orange marmalade
2 tsps bon mama's caramel sauce
500 ml of milk
1 tsp of vanilla extract

Preheat your oven to 350 Fahrenheit.

Butter all the slices of bread. It is best to use a day old bread that has gone slightly dry. On half the slices of bread, also spread a layer of marmalade on top of the butter. Cut the slices in half diagonally so that you get 2 triangles. Layer the triangle bread slices in a round baking dish. Drizzle over with a teaspoon some of the caramel sauce. Bon mama's caramel sauce is rich and thick, so you don't need a lot. It is available in the Spinneys grocery store, for those living in Dubai. If you can't find it, try any other local thick caramel sauce.

Orange marmalade bread pudding
Buttered bread before adding the milk

Prepare the egg mixture, by breaking the eggs in a mixing bowl. Add in the vanilla extract and the milk. Add in the sugar. Whisk it for a minute and pour over the prearranged bread slices. The milk should just cover the bread. If it is less, add some more milk on top, otherwise your pudding will turn out dry.

Place in the center of your oven for 20 - 25 mins. You can serve this pudding, warm or cold with some freshly whipped cream.

Orange marmalade bread pudding with caramel
Orange Marmalade Bread Pudding With Caramel

Note: Do a taste test once its done on a small corner of the dish. It should not be the consistency of cake. If it is, then it is too dry. It should be crusty on the outside, but moist on the inside. If you find your bread pudding slightly dry, quickly drizzle over a 1/4 cup of milk while the whole dish is warm. It will get absorbed  into the dish in 5 minutes and no one will ever notice.

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