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Toffee apple bread & butter pudding

  • 3 red dessert apples
  • juice ½ lemon Lemon le-monOval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…
  • 4 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 397g can caramel (we used Carnation) Caramel ca-ra-melThis is white, granulated sugar melted until it browns, after which it sets clear and hard when…
  • 6 brioche finger rolls, sliced into rounds
  • 3 eggs Egg eggThe ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…
  • 400ml full-fat milk
  • 200ml double cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ice cream, to serve (optional)
  • Core the apples, then slice into rings about as thick as a 50p piece. Toss through the lemon juice and 2 tbsp sugar. Spread about 2 /3 of the caramel over the base of a large baking dish (ours was 20 x 30cm).
  • Layer the brioche and apple rings in the dish in overlapping lines. Dot spoonfuls of the leftover caramel here and there, leaving bits of apple poking out.In a jug, whisk the eggs, milk, cream, vanilla extract and 1 tbsp sugar. Pour the mixture over the brioche and apples, making sure it’s all well covered, then wrap in cling film. Set aside for at least 30 mins, or overnight, in the fridge.
  • Heat oven to 170C/150C fan/gas 3. Uncover the pudding and scatter with the remaining 1 tbsp sugar. Bake for 45-50 mins until the top is golden and the custard has set. The caramel should be bubbling around the edges and the pudding puffed up. Serve with vanilla ice cream, if you like.