I really respect all cookbook authors :) They are so creative to be able to think and create brand new recipes on their own ~ as I have said many times on the blog hehe I’m really just an amateur baker and still learning and doing many things for the first time. And sometimes fail even though I’ve followed the recipe, so it was a huge step for me when I decided to really step out of my comfort zone and really play around with my own adapted recipes hehe they’re not my own recipe because I get the basis of my recipe from the book, blog or magazine, but I have really tried putting some of my own thoughts into it.
So today, I present to you the Apple Pie Bread and Butter Pudding, I need to say a special thank you to Lianne (she’s amazing check out her blog) because I wouldn’t have been able to do it without her croissant bread and butter pudding recipe and the advice she gave me :)
You may be wondering, while apple pie and while bread and butter pudding? Well to be completely honest with you, I’m not really a big fan of bread and butter pudding, I simply never got it….but then lol at the start of the year when I went to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in HK and had their bread and butter pudding topped with their vanilla bean ice-cream, it totally changed my opinion of it hehe sooooo since then I’ve been meaning to make a bread and butter pudding….but never really got the chance to because whenever I want to make it…. Mr Bao will finish all the bread before I could bake with it….or we don’t get the right bread….
Then finally, the other day we bought a loaf of raisin bread for breakfast, Mr Bao doesn’t really like sweet things for breakfast so we’ve been struggling to finish it…YAY finally! STALE BREAD hahha i don’t think I’ve been so excited about stale bread in my life, and it’s the perfect type to make bread and butter pudding with!
So I immediately had a look at the recipes only and got the gist of it, and found that most recipes added chocolate chips or raisins to their pudding, even though I had these at home…I wanted something different, then that’s when I remembered I still had apple pie filling from the other day when I made Apple Pie cucpakes :) I need to tweek that recipe before I blog about it hehe ~
I was then frantically looking for a recipe that I could base my apple pie bread and butter pudding on…then Lianne came to the rescue :D she said she’d blogged a recipe before, so I quickly jumped onto her blog and found it was the perfect basis for my recipe! I was a little nervous, because I wasn’t adding any raisins or chocolate chip and adding apple pie filling instead.
The finished product? Better than I expected ~ it had the right buttery and fudgy pudding texture, had a rich creamy vanilla flavour then with apple pie pieces all through it! YUM! Only thing I would change is ADD some brown sugar, because I found it to be a little bland, but there is nothing ice-cream or honey or maple syrup can’t fix hehe
Recipe – Apple Pie Bread and Butter adapted from Food Made With Love
Yield - 6 to 8 servings
6 Slices of Raisin Bread
1 cup of Apple Pie Filling (Homemade or Can)
20 grams Unsalted Butter
300ml Thickened Cream
3 Egg yolks
1tsp Vanilla Paste
50grams Sugar (I forgot :( )
3) Dice butter into small cubes and place sparingly between the bread slices. Sprinkle apple pie filling over bread slices.
4) To make the custard to pour over the bread, mix/whisk the thickened cream, milk and vanilla paste. In a separate bowl, beat the egg, egg yolks and sugar until well combined, pour mixture into the cream mixture and mix well.
5) Pour custard over the bread slices and let it rest for 10 minutes to absorb the custard.
6) Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle icing sugar all over the top.
7) Serve with honey/maple syrup or ice-cream.
Apple Pie Filling Recipe adapted from Taste.com
Yield – 2 cups depending on the size of your apples
1.5kg (8 to 10)Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced
2 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
60grams (1/4 cup) Caster Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
50 ml water
1) Toss apples in lemon juice to avoid turning brown.
2) Place apples, water, caster sugar and cinnamon into a saucepan and cook on a medium-low heat until tender (approximately 5 to 8 minutes)
3) Drain and ready to use.
Hope you liked my little creation :) I still have so much to learn about creating my own recipes but its sure fun! Thanks again Lianne ~