You probably don't expect cheddar cheese in this kind of pudding but it's part of the tradition. This has a lovely texture due to the walnuts. Serve warm or cold.
Used different ingredients. This was a great recipe. I used mixed fruit (instead of all sultanas), which is a combination of chopped dried fruits such as apricots, apples, pears, etc., between the layers. Everyone loved it at the dinner party. Served with a dollop of cream. You could also substitute chopped Pecan nuts instead of the Walnuts, if you felt they had too strong a flavour.(Lyn Smith) - 08 Oct 2008
I made this just because I happened to have all the ingredients on hand. It's fantastic! Like a bread pudding, minus the eggs. Would be great as a brunch dish. - 08 Oct 2008
This recipe is different from the traditional way I've always made capirotada. But since it was so much faster to prepare I wanted to try it. I can't say I loved it. My kids wouldn't touch it and I think my husband only ate it because he felt bad for me. I would recommend more traditional capirotada recipes from other sites. - 08 Oct 2008