sourdough loaves I have been stashing in the freezer. Except I hadn't told him I was saving them for bread pudding. I managed to cobble together enough bread and make the pudding.
It was after 9pm when E and I enjoyed some in front of an episode of Borgen. It was scrumptious. Lots of dense chocolate chunks of bread with some - but not much - custard in between. As Sylvia didn't get any for dessert, I let her have some for breakfast. I heated some frozen raspberries with a splash of maple syrup to make a sauce. It was lovely. I will definitely make this pudding again when the dried old bits of sourdough threaten to take over the freezer.
food trucks gather on Sunday. It was really busy with lots of father's day gatherings. We had tacos, quesadillas and churros. Delicious. And Sylvia enjoyed the playground.
Villa Alba in Kew. It is an Italianate mansion from the 1880s that was turned into a hospital and now is slowly undergoing renovations to restore the elaborate decorations. It is a beautiful building to wander through, even though the rooms are empty of furniture. I loved it all the more because it is clearly a work in progress. Seeing the floral paintings clearly visible behind the white paint in the stairway and the paint scrapes in other places interests me. I love seeing the processes as well as the finished product.
Villa Alba is open on the first Sunday of the month and well worth a visit.
I am sending this pudding to No Waste Food Challenge, hosted by Chef Mireille’s East West Realm and founded by Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary.
More warm baked puddings from Green Gourmet Giraffe:
- Apple and pumpkin pastries with spiced red wine
- Apricot sponge
- Chocolate pudding
- Chocolate rice pudding
- Golden syrup dumplings
- Pumpkin and chocolate bread pudding
- Rhubarb and strawberry crumble
Chocolate sourdough bread pudding
Adapted from The Joy of Vegan Baking
230g dark choc chips
1/2 cup sugar
3 cups milk
1 small banana
1/2 cup cranberries
1 tbsp cashew butter, optional
300-350g sourdough bread, chopped in chunks
Mix the choc chips, sugar and 1 cup of milk in a large heatproof bowl. Melt in microwave (or over saucepan of hot water). Mix in remaining milk, banana, cranberries, cinnamon, salt and cashew butter. Stir in bread chunks and leave for 1 to 2 hours so the chocolate milk mixture soaks in. Stir occasionally while it soaks. Transfer to a 23 to 25cm diameter greased baking dish and bake for 55 to 65 minutes at 180 C or 350 F.
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