A classic dessert made with the simplest of ingredients. This Cherry Bread Pudding is wonderfully rich and flavourful! Its easy and delicious.
Author: Natasha Minocha
10- 12slicesBread, perferably stale, cut into cubes
2TbspCoconut oil / butter, melted
1/2cupCoconut milkYou may use any milk of your choice
250gmsCherries, pitted and halved
Zest of one lemon
Almond flakes and Pistachio dust for toppingOptional
Keep 5-6 ramekins ready. You can even use a small baking pan instead.
Toss the bread cubes with coconut oil or butter in a small bowl.
Divide equally amongst the ramekins. Place the cherries on top. Fit them in between the bread cubes too.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, sugar, lemon zest, and vanilla extract. Pour over the bread. Press the bread down a bit so it absorbs the custard mixture well.
Let the mixture stand for at least 30 minutes so most of the custard gets soaked.
Preheat your oven to 180C.
Place the ramekins on a baking tray and bake for 25- 30 minutes till the pudding looks golden brown on top and the custard is set. Garnish with toasted almond flakes and pistachio dust.
Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream or cream. It's wonderful as is too. Enjoy!