RUM’N’RAISIN CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING


This is an easy pudding with a rich taste.With

treacle at the base,and the blend of rum has an

exquisite taste.As rum and treacle are used ,

essence is not required.

This can be steamed or baked in a bath.( in a

tray of water).

Note : Do not make with semolina bread .

To the recipe now

INGREDIENTS

2 cups milk

3 eggs

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup brandy / rum

A handful of raisins

4-5 slices buttered bread ( on one side)

2 tsp cocoa powder

A pinch of grated nutmeg

Treacle to line the pudding dish

METHOD

First soak the raisins in the liquor for some

time. You can soak overnight too .

Beat eggs lightly and add to the milk with cocoa

powder.

Pour this mixture over the bread and allow to

soak for some time . You can break the bread

into pieces, and add too.Add the rest of the

ingredients and mix.

Now take the bowl you are going to steam the

pudding.

Pour 3-4 tbsp of treacle,and swirl around.

Pour the prepared bread mixture, over the

treacle and steam covered till done .

Queen Pudding


This base of the pudding is like bread pudding,topped with jam and meringue.The quality and taste of the jam is vital in this dessert.
2 cups bread pieces
2 cups milk
2 eggs
Grated lemon rind
2 ounces sugar (50 gm)-keep 2 tblsp.separately to make meringue)
1/2 cup strawberry jam
a pinch of salt.
1/2 tsp.vanilla essence.
A pinch of nutmeg
1/2 tsp cornflour
1/4 tsp.white wine/rice wine vinegar or lime juice.

Heat milk with the sugar,and pour over the cut bread.Allow to soak for a few minutes,with the rind.Set aside the whites of eggs in a clean dry bowl. Beat the yolks,add to bread mixture,with vanilla and nutmeg. Grease a dish well with butter.Add the bread mixture and bake in a moderate oven(180 degrees) for 20 minutes.Remove from oven. Spread jam evenly.Beat the whites with a pinch of salt till stiff.Add the 2 tblsp.sugar
which was set aside,with 1/4 tsp wine vinegar or lime and half tsp.cornflour .Beat till stiff,and pipe over or spread over the jam,and place in oven again till the meringue is light brown.Allow to be in  oven for 10 minutes, after switching off the oven.
Can be served warm or cold.