05 August 2010

GUEST POST: Baby Space pudding..

Hi Grow. Cook. Sew. readers! Thanks for having me over from Baby Space. I got so excited about a pudding I made that I asked the lovely Katie if I could hijack her blog with a guest post.


This past weekend we were lucky enough to make a getaway to the Blue Mountains, to our cousin's house complete with a wonderful old kitchen with rows of blue and white Cornishware and gleaming pots and pans hanging from the ceiling and an old Aga cooker. Bliss.


I'm not much of a cook but this is the kind of space you want to hang out in all day long – the Baby Space toddler amused himself pretending to be a scarecrow with the washing-up gloves and the grownups got busy preparing yummy snacks on the scrubbed wooden counters.




Jamie Oliver's Bun and Butter Pudding according to Baby Space

1) Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius /325 degrees Fahrenheit
2) Cut one vanilla pod in half and scrape out beans
3) Chop a handful of dried apricots
4) Cut six fruit buns in half
5) In a large bowl whisk 4 free range organic eggs with 170 gms of caster sugar until pale and set aside
6) Bring 600ml low semi-skimmed (low fat) milk and 600ml double cream to just below the boil on the stove, stirring constantly
7) Pour egg and sugar mixture into the milk and cream mixture and whisk together
8) Scrape in the vanilla beans and pod and whisk
9) Take saucepan off the heat and remove pod shell
10) Place fruit buns into custard mixture to soak then place in an ovenproof dish
11) Sprinkle with chopped apricots, the zest of 1 orange and 3 tablespoons of Bundaberg Rum (supposed to be Cognac but we just used what we had handy)
12) Pour the rest of the custard over the buns and let sit for 15 minutes
13) Place dish in a roasting tin filled halfway with hot water then bake for about 45 minutes
14) Serve alone or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream


The verdict: I can honestly say that it was delicious - rich mouthfuls of spongey fruity custard goodness. My friend's highlight was the caramelised apricot bits on top, my fave was the creamy bread part on the bottom. The Baby Space man felt that the chopped apricots and alcohol could be omitted. And I only noticed later that we forgot to add butter. Oops. But I think it's flavourful enough without.

We ate this pudding as a late night snack while sitting around the fire playing The Settlers of Catan. I think this would also be a great recipe for leftover hot cross buns at Easter.


Enjoy! (Bron from Baby Space)

5 comments:

Kelly said...

Yummy, looks and sounds like a wonderful desert!

Chantale said...

I LOVE the photos! Haha, for me, photos first, recipe later. I keep forgetting it's winter for you Down Under! Well then this pudding would hit the spot! I think I could do without the fruits but the hot cross buns would be awesome! Looks delish!

KLT said...

I'm with Chantal, love the photos! Definitely would hit the spot on a cool winter day. Yum!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, wonderful, I love Bron! Looks like she did a fab job! Happy to find your little world through Baby Space, happy to be your newest follower! XO!

coolkids said...

yum!

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