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Hot cross bun & butter pudding
Tue 2-Apr-13
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I made hot cross buns at the weekend and, a bit like Aly's, they weren't exactly one of my great successes!  (I blame Delia entirelytongue it was her recipe I followed, and for once it was a bit of a disaster).  Instead of being soft, moist and squidgy, they were very firm (well, hard!  Or well hard big_laugh) with a distinctly cake-like texture rather than a soft yeasty one.  I've got loads left ponderand don't want to waste them, so will make a bun & butter pudding with them.  I googled for recipes, there are loads (not that it really needs a recipe, I was just curious really).  One I found (a Jamie one, shame on you Jamie!!!) uses 600ml milk, 200ml double cream, 400ml single cream and 4 eggs......I think not!!eeek

We had bread & butter pudding often when I was a child - the whole point of it is that it's a cheap and filling (and yummy) dessert that makes the most of store cupboard ingredients and leftovers.  Whilst I'm sure Jamie's version would be extremely rich and delicious (and excessively calorific!), it's not exactly in the spirit of the pudding.....

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Tue 2-Apr-13
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That sounds lovely Sue.  I never had bread and butter pudding or bread pudding when growing up, I think our bread was used right down to the very last crumb with no leftovers ever.  I did, however, fall in love with it when I ate my first dish.

I'll try that again!

Tue 2-Apr-13
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Ooh this one isnt for me, can't bear B&B pudding, can't stand soggy bread in any form.

Wed 3-Apr-13
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Hmmmm.... Still have two boulders left, may try it. Had thought of adding custard to wet them! Have to say though the chickens like them. Plan to try some more though as think I did not mix enough....I used the Kenwood and wasn't sure how long to mix it for.

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Wed 3-Apr-13
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wave I'm with you Jan, I dislike soggy bread too, but then I hate most of those traditional heavy British puddings....I always have. Just the thought of them makes me shudder. 

 

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But properly made, it's neither soggy nor heavy.........

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I agree Sue, a good B&B pudding is light and delicious.

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Wed 3-Apr-13
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big_laugh  Oh Sue, you know how you are with celery etc.....well those kind of puds affect me in the same way. When I had the restaurant I made endless variations & people loved them & came miles to eat them. I even made them as special orders for customers to serve at home. I used to force myself to taste them, just to check all was well but it was torture.monster

 

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Wed 3-Apr-13
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Oh the memories.....spotted dick, treacle pudding, bread pudding, rice pudding. Jam roly poly, bakewell, pineapple upside down pud, jam sponge...where do I stop? Love them all. OH is a cold pud person, the more cream the better.

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Oh well Nadine, it takes all sorts to make a world and it's us all having different tastes (in everything!) that makes us all so interesting!  You stick with your nettles and I'll stick with my puds winkbig_laughbig_hug (which, actually, I hardly ever eat nowadays due to the diabetes cry.  In fact, I can't remember the last time I made and ate a proper oldfashioned pudding.  Didn't even have Christmas pudding, which I [used to] love).

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Ooooh Aly, so do I, we had all of those when we were kids.  Now stop it, you're just torturing me!! crycrybig_laughbig_laugh

As I said, I rarely have dessert at all nowadays.  The only thing I will have occasionally is Greek yogurt with some stewed berries (and no sugar!).  And things like the bun & butter pudding maybe once in a blue moon.

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wave I do like Christmas pudding because it's so full of fruit it is not 'claggy'. I love fruit tarts & some cold puddings that don't have too much cream in them but I mostly have fresh fruit for dessert.  I love chocolate souffle, both hot or cold etc. but it has to be made with dark, bitter chocolate.

You are right Sue, thank goodness we are all different & none of us are right or wrong. 

However I don't eat many desserts now because I am too lazy to make them just for myself.....a piece of fruit is much easier, sometimes with a slice of cheese. Today I shall have a ripe pear with some Brie.  laugh

 

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