Maltese Puddina (Bread Pudding)

    2 hours 45 minutes

    A fruity, chocolaty bread pudding. You'll need a large bowl to soak the bread.

    Queensland, Australia
    38 people made this

    Serves: 20 

    • 1 loaf day old bread
    • 375g sugar
    • 2 tablespoons custard powder
    • 2 tablespoons cornflour
    • 4 tablespoons cocoa
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 500g mixed dried fruit
    • 250g almonds
    • 250g glace cherries, halved
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 4 tablespoons whisky

    Preparation:2hours  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:2hours45min 

    1. Tear bread into small pieces, put in the bowl, cover with water and soak for 1½ hours.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C (fan forced)
    3. Place bread in a colander and mash between your hands, draining all the liquid.
    4. Transfer to a large bowl and add sugar, custard powder, cornflour and cocoa.
    5. Stir in beaten eggs and mix well.
    6. Add dried fruit, half of the almonds and half of the glace cherries. Add vanilla essence and whisky, mix well.
    7. Pour into a baking dish and decorate with remaining almonds and cherries.
    8. Bake for 45 mintues.
    9. Check puddina by piercing with a toothpick, it should be dry when you take it out.

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    That recipe seems very much like the Maltese one that I have sern ,yum, I am glad I found this one. I shouldn't but I am going to make this one  -  09 May 2016