The daughter’s pudding apparently
turned out to be all the rage at the dinner party, so I
thought I’d share this with you.
The perfect dessert on a cold winter’s day.
6 slices stale white bread crust cut off (dry out in the
oven if bread is not stale)
4 Cups Milk
8 Eggs yolks
6 Tablespoons Butter / Margarine
1 Cup Sugar (maybe a little less)
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Essence
Smooth Apricot Jam
2 Heaped tablespoons custard powder
Pinch of salt
3-4 pieces stick cinnamon
Make a paste with the custard and a little milk then add
to rest of milk making sure that there are no lumps.
Mix milk, egg yolks, sugar and vanilla essence
in a bowl and whisk well. The blender is good.
Break bread into tiny pieces (not crumbed)
and place in bottom of a rectangular oven-proof dish. Pour
mixture over bread and add cinnamon sticks.
Distribute butter / margarine in small lumps on top.
Place dish in bout ½ inch of water
in an oven tray
Bake in pre-heated oven at 180ºC.
After few minutes, when the butter has melted,
open oven and stir to mix the butter with mixture.
Bake for approximately 45minutes.
Heat apricot jam in microwave till it melts
Spread jam on top of pudding and sprinkle
liberally with coconut.
Instead of coconut, you can also beat the
egg whites while slowly spooning in twelve teaspoons of
castor sugar until stiff, spread this on top of the jam,
and bake again until meringue is a light golden brown.
is the closest pic I could find. Ouma's end product
is far prettier.