Thursday, 21 March 2013

PB & N (for Nutella) Bread and Butter Pudding

This was originally going to be PB & J Bread and Butter Pudding and if you want to keep with the original theme, just replace the Nutella with jam. Or you could do all three and make PB, N & J Bread and Butter Pudding, but you didn't hear it from me.

PB & N (for Nutella) Bread and Butter Pudding
slightly adapted from Donna Hay
Serves 4

1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup Nutella
8 thick slices white bread
Unsalted butter, softened, for spreading
1 cup cream
1/3 cup milk
2 eggs
1 egg yolk, extra
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
Rapadura or Demerara sugar, for sprinkling
Crushed peanuts, for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 160 degrees C.

Spread the peanut butter on one side of 2 slices of bread, sprinkle with crushed peanuts (or use crunchy peanut butter) and sandwich with another two slices of bread. Spread another 2 slices of bread with Nutella and sandwich them together with the remaining 2 slices of bread. Trim the crusts off and butter the outsides all the sandwiches. Cut each sandwich into 4. 

Arrange the little sandwiches in a 2/12 cup capacity (625ml) ovenproof dish.

Pour the cream, milk, eggs, egg yolk, sugar and vanilla paste into a small bowl or jug, and whisk to combine. Gently pour the cream mixture over the sandwiches and let it sit for about 2 minutes. This will allow the bread to soak up some of the custard.

Sprinkle with Rapadura or Demerara sugar and crushed peanuts. Place the dish in a large roasting pan. Pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up the sides of the ovenproof dish.

Bake for 40-50 minutes or until just set. Remove from the oven and allow to stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Serve with softly whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.


My friend Sara from My Finnish Delights has kindly presented me with the Liebster Award!

These are the rules
  1. Post 11 random facts about yourself.
  2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, then create 11 new questions for the bloggers you pass the award to.
  3. Choose 11 bloggers (with less than 200 followers) to pass the award to and link to them in your post.
  4. Tell them about the award.
  5. No tag-backs.

11 random facts about me:

(Some of these will be patently obvious to any one who reads my blog on a regular basis, but please hang in there, I'll try not to make it too painful.)
  1. If the temperature is between 20 degrees C and 30 degrees C, I'm happy. Otherwise you'll hear me whining ad infinitum about the weather.
  2. I have a rather unhealthy addiction to HBO.
  3. I thought I put my phone through the wash with the rest of the laundry this morning, but just found it in my underwear drawer?
  4. I run every day, not because I like running, but because I LOVE dessert.
  5. Often,when I'm writing my blog, I'm also refreshing Twitter (I believe it's called procrastination.)
  6. I drink more tea than coffee. (I know that's hard to believe.)
  7. I read... a lot. Usually when I'm meant to be doing something else.
  8. I have a special talent, it's called Internet Food Shopping.
  9. I love wearing soft, lightweight knits (but only when it's below 20 degrees C - What can I say, I'm a contradiction).
  10. Bread, it's my religion.
  11. I thought this was going to be easy, but it's not.

My answers to Sara's questions:  Oh boy!

1. Why did you decide to start blogging?
To record my recipes and practice my food photography.
2. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
Finishing a post.
3. What would you do if you won the lottery?
4. What are you reading at the moment?
Playing with the Grown-Ups by Sophie Dahl.
5. What is your favourite food?
Whatever's on the plate in front of me.
6. What is your best exercise tips?
Break a sweat.
7. What is your favourite place to visit?
8. What do you do when you want to relax?
9. Do you prefer the city or the countryside?
10. What do you always bring with you when you travel?
11. What is the strangest thing that has ever happened to you?
Answering 11 question about myself would have to be some where near the top of the list.

My 11 questions: Please, forgive me.
  1. Why did you decide to start blogging?
  2. Favourite comfort food?
  3. What do you always bring with you when you travel?
  4. Where would you like to travel to?
  5. Sweet or Savoury?
  6. City or Country?
  7. Favourite ice cream flavour?
  8. Luxury resort or the great outdoors?
  9. What are you reading at the moment?
  10. Favourite place to eat?
  11. Favourite movie?

Now I get to pass the award onto these 11 blogs:

(I can't know for sure that all of these blogs have less than 200 followers......)

NOTE: I did something similar here so if I've repeated myself, that would only be par for the course.


  1. Thanks for the award Jennifer :)

    Your bread pudding looks fabulous (I would happily replace jam with Nutella any day!) And I also run because I love dessert ;)

  2. Great post! I found it a bit difficult to come up with random facts and questions:)

  3. We'll done on the award Jen.

    I would make this with jam definitely. Not really a huge fan of Nutella.

  4. I have actually never had Nutella, but this post makes me want to try it! xo Lauren of

  5. Oh original is this bread pudding!!!! I love it Jen :)

  6. Jennifer, Thanks for contacting me and for the 'award' ! I'm happy you came across my site and I will do my best to pass the honour along to some more bloggers. Thanks for introducing yourself. It's nice to meet you!

  7. Loved reading your random facts! Oh - and peanut butter AND nutella?! You just made my day.

  8. This looks goooood! I was just thinking back to grade 6 when my friend and I used to make these sandwiches with peanut butter on one slice of bread and Nutella on the other and then we'd microwave them for 20 seconds before sticking the slices together :P

  9. You're welcome Korena. Looks like we have quite a few things in common.

  10. Thanks Sara. I had to empty my brain out to finish that post! Thanks again for the award.

  11. Thanks Sam. One of our family members is not a huge fan of jam, so I took one for the team.

  12. Thanks Lauren. If you like chocolate and hazelnuts, you'll love Nutella.

    You have a really cute blog.

    PS: I fell in love with a bug-slayer too.

  13. Thanks Gabrielle. If you've got any bread laying around... that's the excuse I always use when I make bread and butter pudding anyway.

  14. You're welcome Michele. I think it's just a way for bloggers to connect with each other. I hope you get a bit of fun out of it.

  15. Hehe Little Kitchie. You probably know more about me now than you ever wanted to know, right?

    Peanut butter AND Nutella - the stuff of dreams.

  16. Hey Sarah. OMG, your childhood treat sounds delish - you guys must have been baby gourmands.

  17. This looks DELICIOUS! I think I just might have to make this for my nutella-loving husband :)

  18. Thanks for stopping by Kristen. Your husband is in for a treat!

  19. Hello Jennifer,
    Thanks so much for the award!
    I'm glad it took me to your website, I enjoyed browsing around very much and thus getting "to know" you a bit.
    I like your photography too.

  20. @growntocook. Thanks so much and you're welcome. I hope you have a bit of fun with the award.