Friday, March 5, 2010

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bread Pudding

peanut butter and choco bread pudding

My flat owner (which was also my flatmate) came two weeks ago to pack her belongings - she's gone back for good now. And I welcomed a new flatmate last week, finally, after almost two years of living alone in a three-bedroom apartment. (Doing chores has always been the biggest complaint.)

peanut butter and choco bread pudding

When she flew back home, she left me a 3/4-full loaf of multigrain bread and 4 eggs. Which are going to expire soon. And I can't think of anything else other than bread pudding. Although this is not winter yet.. Not even autumn, I guess, judging from the warm weather. As I had a tad too much bread, I decided to put a "crust" at the bottom to use them up.

peanut butter and choco bread pudding

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bread Pudding
9 slices bread, crusts removed
1-2 tbsp peanut butter
50 gr milk chocolate chips
150 gr raw sugar (or half brown sugar and half white)
4 eggs
260 ml milk
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 200 C. Grease and flour an 8-inch pan.
2. Flatten 4 slices of bread with a rolling pin. Spread one side of each slice with peanut butter. Arrange on prepared pan, buttered-side up, completely covering the base and sides (add more slices if necessary).
3. Bake for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, cut remaining bread slices into cubes. Toss with the chocolate chips.
4. In a large bowl, whisk sugar and eggs until combined. Add salt, vanilla, and milk. Whisk until the mixture is smooth with no lumps of eggs.
5. Remove pan from oven. Put bread cubes mixture inside the crust and lightly press them down with your hands. Pour egg mixture over the cubes. Ensure that most cubes are soaked with the egg mixture.
6. Reduce oven temperature to 175 C. Bake for 50-60 minutes. Crank the temperature up to 200C for the last 15 minutes of baking if you like the top crust crunchy. Cool completely before slicing.

peanut butter and choco bread pudding


Swee San said...

that's a very cute fork!

wendyywy said...

Looks yummy :)
Chocolate and peanut butter is such a nice combination.

Hannah said...

I firmly believe peanut butter and chocolate is the best flavour combination in the world. This looks divine!!