Thursday, 12 September 2013

Friday's Kitchen Frugal Fall: Pumpkin Bread and Butter Pudding

Welcome to Friday's Kitchen!  Back up and running after a minor hiccup with our internet provider last week.  I won't dwell on it, we've all been there!

So, it seems we have sprinted headlong into my favourite time of year - autumn leaves, blustery gales and a damn good excuse to get the woollies out.  This month, I'm looking at using seasonal fruits and vegetables in my cooking, as I rustle up some wholesome home-cooked treats for those cosy nights in!

And what better way to make a start, than with a seasonal twist on a British classic!  Here is my recipe for Pumpkin Bread and Butter Pudding!

I've worked hard on this to combine some really autumnal flavours from the pumpkin and cranberries, with a bit of a zing with the orange zest.  It's a really tasty treat and the basic pudding would work well with other seasonal fruits too.  It's like Halloween and Christmas all at once!  I do hope you enjoy this one and, as ever, if you give it a go yourself please upload your results to the Facebook Page.

Ingredients (serves 4-6):
200g cooked and pureed Pumpkin
125g Butter (melted)
200g (1 large baguette) of Crusty Bread Sliced into about 8 or 9 pieces
100ml Semi Skimmed Milk
200ml Extra Thick Cream
100g Sugar - Caster or Brown
2 Large Eggs and one Egg Yolk
1 Pinch Salt
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp Allspice
Zest of One Small Orange
30g Dried Cranberries

Preheat the oven to 160 C and place your bread pieces in a large casserole dish.

In a bowl, whisk the pumpkin puree, milk, cream, sugar and eggs until thickened and incoporated.  Beat in the spices and, finally, the cranberries.

Melt the butter in a saucepan and, when completely melted, pour over the bread.  Allow to soak for a few minutes.

Pour the pumpkin custard mixture over the bread, ensure that the cranberries are evenly distributed and bake for about 30 minutes.

Serve warm, snuggle up with a feelgood film and thank me later!!

Tried it?  Love it?  As ever, I would love to know your thoughts!



Anonymous said...

It looks incredibly delicious - will definitely be trying this one - thanks!

Hayley said...

That looks delicious and I don't even like bread and butter pudding! Might have to try it anyway lol x

Emma Berry said...

Thank you! It will really get you in the winter mood! X

Emma Berry said...

Yeah give it a go! I'm not always the biggest fan of bread and butter pudding either but I really love this! X