Caramelised figgy bread & butter pudding

Caramelised figgy bread & butter pudding

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 50 mins plus soaking and overnight for the bread

Easy

Serves 4 - 6
Liven up bread and butter pudding by adding sticky figs and pecans, drizzled with caramel sauce. It's a delicious way to use up stale bread

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving (6)

  • kcal694
  • fat46g
  • saturates24g
  • carbs54g
  • sugars27g
  • fibre4g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.9g
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Ingredients

  • 350g white baguette
  • 50g salted butter, very soft
  • 250g ripe figs, thickly sliced
    Fig

    Fig

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    Although not juicy, the fig is an incredibly luscious fruit, with a delicate aroma and sweet…

  • 50g pecans, very roughly chopped
    Pecan nuts

    Pecan

    pee-kan

    Related to the walnut, pecans are native to America, and grow enclosed in a glossy, browny-red…

  • 2 tbsp marsala or sweet sherry
  • 300ml full-fat milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 300ml pot double cream
  • 3 large eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 4 tbsp light soft brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • good grating of nutmeg
    Nutmeg

    Nutmeg

    nut-meg

    One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury

  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp caramel sauce from a squeezy tube, can or jar, plus a little extra to serve (optional)
  • golden icing sugar, for dusting
  • single cream, vanilla ice cream or crème fraîche, to serve

Method

  1. The night before you want to make the pudding, thickly slice the baguette and leave it out to go stale.

  2. The next day, butter the bread and arrange in a big baking dish with the figs and pecans. Whisk together the Marsala or Sherry, milk, cream, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon. Pour all over the bread and leave to soak for 30 mins. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3.

  3. Just before you pop it in the oven, drizzle with the caramel sauce, then dust all over with a good layer of golden icing sugar. Bake for 50 mins until puffed and looking sticky and caramelised. Drizzle with a little more caramel sauce, if you like, dust with a little more golden icing sugar if it needs it, and serve hot or warm with cream, ice cream or crème fraîche.

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