Gorgeous, gooey and perfect comfort food pud that turns leftover stale bread into something magical.
Serves 4-6 | 20 mins plus 30 mins cooking
- About 9 slices stale white bread, crusts removed
- 1/3 or so of a jar of marmalade – thick cut and Seville orange ideally
- Soft butter – about 50g or so
- 100g golden sultanas (normal sultanas will do just as well)
- 200ml double cream
- 240ml milk
- 1 tbsp whiskey
- 3 eggs
- 50g caster sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Finely grated rind of one orange
- Icing sugar for dusting
You will also need…
A shallow, 1.5 litre or so ovenproof dish – rectangular or square – buttered
- Pre-heat the oven to 190°c/170°c fan
- Butter each slice of bread on one side and then thickly spread with marmalade. Cut each slice in half and arrange in the buttered dish, slightly overlapping.
- Sprinkle the sultanas evenly over the bread.
- Whisk the cream, milk, eggs, sugar, whiskey and vanilla extract gently together until combined and then pour the mix through a sieve over the bread slices. Leave it for 5 mins or so to soak in.
- Finely grate the orange rind over the top and place the dish in a large roasting tin. Pour boiling water into the roasting tin to come about half way up the sides of the dish.
- Bake in the oven for 30 mins or so until it’s lightly set but still has a bit of a wobble. Take it out and leave for 10 mins or so while you heat the grill.
- To finish, sprinkle icing sugar all over and place under the hot grill for a minute or so to caramelise.
- Serve hot with vanilla ice-cream or whipped cream