I found this recipe on Channel 4 while I was looking for things to do with my apples I picked from my brother’s garden. It seemd a bit different so I thought I’d give it a go. I’ve modified the ingredients list a bit to reflect how the method sates they should be used.
- 250ml whole milk
- 150ml double cream
- 2 medium eggs
- 2 medium egg yolks
- 65g caster sugar
- 125g coarse, slightly stale white breadcrumbs
For the topping
- 50g unsalted butter
- 15g caster sugar
- 50g bredcrumbs
For the apples
- 15g unsalted butter
- A dash of sunflower oil
- 3 dessert apples (about 400g), peeled, cored and thickly sliced
- 3 tsp soft brown sugar (or use more caster sugar)
- Generously grease a small, ovenproof dish with a little of the butter, and pre-heat oven to 180°C/gas mark 4.
- Combine the milk and cream in a saucepan, bring to just below simmering point, then remove from the heat.
- Whisk the eggs, egg yolks and 65g of the caster sugar together in a bowl, then gradually whisk in the hot milk and cream to form a custard.
- Stir 75g of the breadcrumbs into the custard and leave to soak for half an hour so the crumbs plump up.
- Meanwhile, prepare the apples: Heat 15g butter with a trickle of sunflower oil in a frying pan. When foaming, add the apple slices and fry for 5-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until lightly golden. Add the soft brown sugar towards the end, so the apples caramelise a little. Put the apples into the prepared dish.
- Spoon the crumb and custard mixture over the apples. Melt the remaining butter and combine it with the remaining breadcrumbs and sugar. Scatter over the pudding.
- Bake at for 30 minutes, until golden and just set, but with a bit of wobble left in the middle. Serve hot or cold.
This is a very involved recipe, and took quite a lot of counter space, and made a lot of washing up, even thought the whole thing only took about 30 minutes to prepare (after measuring). While I’m not sure I would make it again, it came out looking really nice and tasted amazing. Definatly not for those of you on a diet, it still makes a nice winter-warming dish.
Don’t forget to tune in at 4pm on Tuesday 28th January 2014 to listen to it being made.
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