Monday, June 28, 2010

Bread and Butter Pudding - With Mangoes!!



Mango- the insanely delicious fruit.!!  I have been eying  luscious mangoes on roadside carts, the aisles in the supermarket and been wanting to make a dessert or cake with it. The season is zooming past and I haven't been able to make any desserts from my mango-based dessert wish list. Real life, with kids, work, maid troubles taking up a lot of my time and mind space. Yeah, I know I have been cribbing about this way too much, but hey, guys, have a heart!! Having food on the mind all the time and not being able to dish them up is hardly the perfect formula towards being a happy foodie..

I started taking pics of my desserts only after I started to blog. I was previously taking pics of only my cakes, to be put up on my Picasa album.  I have made the Bread and Butter pudding a few times earlier, but this time I tried it with mango and baked it in a Bain-Marie( a water- bath).Could not resist the addition of mangoes to this classic, making it  a Bread and Butter pudding- with Mangoes.

The result was a delicious, crispy - moist pudding with pieces of chopped mango in between the layers, topped with pistachio flakes. Though he did not hugely relish the mango pieces in the pudding, my son(not much of a fruit person) said 'It is good, no, better than good, its exceptional'. Lol! Hubby, a man of few words, gave a few murmurs of praise, took a second serving...


I have adapted this recipe from the magazine Good Housekeeping, a recipe from pastry Chef Kishi Arora. I have made a few modifications here. My oven being a small one, the challenge here for me was to make this dessert in a tin which would fit inside another tin, allowing space for the hot water around the inner tin. Oh, well, I manged it, as this was for just hubby and kids. Gotta buy a bigger oven soon, to feed my elephantine sweet tooth, once I get off my diet:-))


Here is what I did, after halving the original quantities.

Ingredients: 
4 slices of bread(I have used whole wheat)
2 Eggs(slightly less than this should work just fine, work out the Math!!)
1/14 cup milk(I have used low fat milk)
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/2 tbspn vanilla essence
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
!/4 cup chopped mangoes
2 generous tablespoons pistachio flakes

Method: Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C. Grease an oven proof baking dish.( I have used a small square approximately 3 cup capacity tin).

2. Spread both sides of the bread with butter. Arrange them in the dish with pieces of mango in between the slices. The slices must overlap.

3. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla, until well combined and a little frothy. Pour this over the bread in the baking dish and allow it to steep for about 10 minutes.

4. Place the dish in a larger baking tray. Pour hot water into the tray so it comes about halfway up the sides of the baking dish and bake for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.  

5. The pudding is done when the top is golden brown and crispy, but a bit wobbly when you give the dish a shake.

6.Let it stand for about 5 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla custard if you like.

I made the mistake of adding the pistachio flakes before baking as they browned a lil too much. It would be a better idea to garnish the pudding once out of the oven.

This recipe goes to Suma's Baking from a Book event and to Champa's weekly Bake Off.




























35 comments:

Melita said...

Hello Suma Ma'am,

Boy am I glad to see the blog tooo good in shape and so i guess we can xpect a book to come up soon ;-).....

So how are you and how is life ma'am.....i can see ur held up and too busy...with the kids back to school again schedules must''ve started becoming busy i guess....

do continue blogging.....good luck

BangaloreBaker said...

Good pudding Suma. Thanks for the entry.

Nandini said...

Wow! The pudding is really lovely and nice! Munchy too!

Preeti Kashyap said...

This looks super yumm!

Vrinda said...

Lov bread pudding,liked the addition of mangoes...

Sushma Mallya said...

Beautiful pudding..

Rachana said...

A delicious bread and butter pudding!

Sum said...

Looks interesting!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

yummy puding,luks delicious...

divya said...

tempting and colorful dish...great

Nitha said...

Interesting one,,, yummy.. .

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow, wow, wow, that looks so wonderful !!!

Jay said...

this is my fav one dear. ..Nicely clicked.

Cooking Blog Indexer said...

Never thought about mixing mangoes with bread..good one...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Looking real good. I am getting hungry just looking at it!

Kiran said...

Bread and butter pudding looks very delicious with mangoes

cookcurrynook said...

Ooooooooh! Have a heart for us too...don't tempt us with such sinful desserts and then expect us not to want some of it ;)
Mangoes, pudding, pistachio...this couldn't get any better! Cant wait for you to get off your diet so I can come and crash at your place one day!! ;)

Rekha said...

yumm, i am with you, could have a bite only if I weren't on diet ;)

Priya said...

Never thought of making this combo for pudding..looks exotique and yummy...

Priti said...

Looks yum...nice recipe....looks so tempting

Malar Gandhi said...

Whooo, luks delicious.

M D said...

Oh wow! Bread Butter pudding! My fav! I can sense the happiness ur folks got by indulging in these. That looks amazingly good too! Yum Yum!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

gorgeous looking cake..soft n moist..

RV said...

OMG, this looks mangolicious.. YUMM..

Deepti Pawar said...

Suma, I am coming to India sometime in November most probably. And needless to say, this dish joins 'the list' :P

Suma Gandlur said...

Thanks for the lusciuos entry!

Sweet Artichoke said...

This mango pudding looks scrumptious! yum!

Nachiketa said...

what an amaing pudding Suma.... totally loved it.... I'm head over heels in love with mangoes. This dessert is a winner all the way....

cheers,
The Variable, Crazy Over Desserts - Nachiketa
Catch me on facebook @ Crazy Over Desserts

Sarah Naveen said...

nice recipe..looks so delicious..

Spice said...

Mango in bread pudding, sounds yummy...

Deeba PAB said...

NICE Suma, very nice. Love your take on the classic!

Sanjeeta kk said...

beautiful clicks, bread pudding looks very yummy. Following you to keep in touch, take care.

s said...

great pic..and Im so tempted to try this as Ive never had this pudding with mangoes...

suriya said...

Great story! Saw your blog mentioned in the Chron article. Any more pics? The little piece in the pic above looks beautiful. Do you have a background in pottery or arts?


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