It is a cold rainy night here and I decided to make my favourite comfort food for dessert tonight….Apple and Rhubarb Bread and Butter pudding. And it was soooo good!
But it got me thinking. It has been a crappy week with so many horrible things happening to good people around me and I know that every one has weeks like or much worse than mine. And when I have weeks like this I make a bit of comfort food ( see above) and read my favourite book ‘Little Women’ by Louisa May Alcott or watch ‘Monsters Inc’ or ‘Despicable Me’.
It’s just feel good comedy or literature, that makes a bad day seem better. So I would like to know…what are your favourite comfort things? Is it a bath with a book? An amazing cocktail, potato laden dish, a favourite book or movie? It could be all these…I would just love to hear what makes a bad day (or week!) seem better for other people!
I will leave you with the recipe and method for the bread and butter pudding (I love it, its super easy!)….until next time! xx
Take care xo
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 300ml pure cream
- 1/4 cup caster sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 8 thick slices white bread, crusts removed
- 40g butter, softened for spreading
- 2 Pink Lady apples ( or Granny smith)
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar ( for sprinkling)
- 4 stalks of rhubarb
Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease a 5cm-deep, 17cm x 28cm (base) baking dish. Whisk eggs, milk, cream, caster sugar, vanilla and cinnamon in a bowl. Wash and cut rhubarb and apples into thin, bite sized pieces.
- Step 2
Spread both sides of each bread slice with butter. Cut each slice in half diagonally. Arrange half the bread in rows in prepared dish. Repeat with remaining bread and arrange cut and washed apples and rhubarb. Sprinkle raisins or other dried fruit if desired.
- Step 3
Pour egg mixture over bread. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake for 35 to 40* minutes or until golden and set. Serve.
*Original recipe can be found at http://www.taste.com.au, I have amended ingredients and cooking time slightly.