Almond Croissant & Cherry Fudge Bread & Butter Pudding
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This is an indulgent and delicious dessert, ideal for a special treat.
600mls whipping cream
4 whole medium eggs
2 egg yolks
1tbsp vanilla extract
3-4 tbsp Golden syrup
2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
finely grated zest 1 lemon
125g semi dried cherries
100g small fudge pieces
6 almond croissants, sliced into 1cm slices
6 tbsp apricot jam
2 tbsp water
50g fudge pieces
thick double cream or vanilla ice cream to serve
Preheated oven to 160° C, gas 3.
Place the milk and cream into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Remove and leave to cool for 5 minutes.
Lightly whisk the eggs, yolks, vanilla, Golden syrup, nutmeg and lemon zest together.
Pour over the slightly cooled milk and cream.
Place half the sliced croissant into 30cm square 4cm deep ovenproof dish.
Sprinkle over half the cherries and fudge pieces, then top with the other half of the croissant pieces, fudge and cherries.
Gently pour over the warm milk and cream mix.
Lightly press down with a potato masher so the croissant are completely immersed, leave for about 5 minutes to soak up the cream and milk, then re press.
Cover the dish with silver foil and place the dish in a baking tray.
Pour boiling water around dish until its roughly half way up the side of the pudding dish.
Carefully place the tray into the pre heated oven and cook for 30-40 minutes, do not let it overcook and soufflé. The custard needs to be just set or slightly under cooked.
Carefully remove from the water bath and take off the foil.
Mix the apricot jam with the water and mix well, paint onto the top of the pudding.
Sprinkle over fudge pieces and serve with cream or ice cream or both!