Sunday, 19 March 2017

March Challenge - Day 19

Welcome to my new follower Julie.

Lunch today was cheese, crackers and pickles, the cheeses where from an Lidl shop a few weeks ago.

Tea tonight was just a simple pudding.

Hot cross Pudding

Serves 4

4  Hot cross buns - cut in half and buttered
Half a pint of milk
150ml double cream
2 medium eggs
50g golden caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Chocolate chips

Icing sugar for dusting

Preheat the oven to 180 c or equivalent.

Put the buttered buns in a baking dish.

Warm the milk and cream on a gentle heat.

Whisk the eggs, vanilla and sugar together.

Gradually whisk the milk and cream mixture into eggs, vanilla and sugar.

Make little marzipan balls and dot over the hot cross buns, then scatter with milk chocolate chips. ( I did not weigh the marzipan or choc chips, this was just done to personal taste).

Pour over the milk, cream, eggs etc mixture.
Press down gently and then leave for 10 mins allowing the buns to absorb the mixture before baking.

Bake for around 50 mins or until set.

Remove from oven and leave for 5 mins then sprinkle with icing sugar.

This is basically a posh bread & butter pudding.

Today is a no spend day.

March spend so far £70.14