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)


  1. Generously grease a small, ovenproof dish with a little of the butter, and pre-heat oven to 180°C/gas mark 4.
  2. Combine the milk and cream in a saucepan, bring to just below simmering point, then remove from the heat.
  3. 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.
  4. Stir 75g of the breadcrumbs into the custard and leave to soak for half an hour so the crumbs plump up.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Bake at for 30 minutes, until golden and just set, but with a bit of wobble left in the middle. Serve hot or cold.


Apple Eggy Bready Pudding


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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