Sunday, 12 June 2016

Rhubarb and Ginger Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding



I'll pretty much always opt for a starter over desert. The exception to this would of course be Cheese. There are however a couple of ingredients that if they feature in dessert menu can lure me over to the dark side. One is Peanut Butter and the other is Rhubarb. Over the years I've had mixed success with growing my own Rhubarb. I barely got enough for a single crumble until a garden redesign meant that I had to uproot and relocate my plant. All of a sudden it began to flourish and there was no stopping it. One of my most popular blog posts combines it with one of my other loves. Yup it's Rhubarb Gin.


The recipe I'm sharing today is a fabulous seasonal pudding, perfect for Sunday Lunch. Traditional comfort food with a twist. Ideal served with Ice Cream, Custard, Pouring or Clotted Cream. Cold leftovers are great for breakfast. Don't judge me. Rhubarb and Ginger is just one of those match made in heaven flavour combinations and my Brioche Bread & Butter Pudding was the perfect Star Bake to try out my gorgeous personalised Pyrex Dish from Becky Broome. Isn't it fab?


Rhubarb and Ginger Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding

500g Rhubarb 
2 Balls of Stem Ginger
75g Caster Sugar
2 Tbsp Stem Ginger Syrup

8 Slices of Brioche Loaf

300ml Single Cream
1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
50g Caster Sugar
3 Free Range Eggs

1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon

Wash the Rhubarb and cut it into 2-3cm lengths and place in a saucepan.
Finely chop the Stem Ginger and add to the pan along with the Caster Sugar and the Stem Ginger Syrup.
Simmer gently for 10-15 minutes until the fruit is soft. Allow to cool slightly.
Preheat your oven to 180c
Place half of the Rhubarb and Ginger mixture in the base of an ovenproof dish.
Spread the remaining fruit mixture over the slices of Brioche and cut each slice into four triangles.
Arrange the triangles of bread, jammy side up, in an overlapping layer on top of the rhubarb.
Whisk together the Cream, Vanilla Extract, Caster Sugar and Eggs together and pour over the dish.
Sprinkle with Cinnamon and cook for 30-40 minutes or until the custard has set and the top is golden-brown.


For further Rhubarb Desert inspiration check out the following fab recipes...

Disclosure : Thanks to Becky Broome for providing my personalised Pyrex Dish. This is not a paid post.


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10 comments :

  1. Looks delicious, will need to try it! Hopefully with my own rhubarb, if it grows.

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  2. Love rhubarb, love ginger, love bread & butter pud! This is my ideal dessert in one delicious package :-)

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  3. I adore the combination of rhubarb and ginger together, but I have only had it as a jam.
    Can you believe that I only had bread and butter pudding for the first time this Christmas?!

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  4. I'm such a piggy, I want the starter AND the dessert. Love rhubarb too. We've had no success in our new plot with rhubarb. I used to grow amazing stuff in our old one. On Saturday we visited a smallholding on the edge of Dartmoor which had the biggest rhubarb I've ever seen. I took three sticks home with me and each measured a metre after the tops had been cut. I think I can see some of your gin coming on ;)

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  5. Oh wow Claire this is like a super pimped up version of rhubarb and custard, just fabulous, really want to try this;-) Thanks for linking to my tarte tatin:-)

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  6. This looked delicious, fantastic flavours and in season as well. Yummy!!

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  7. Wow this sounds amazing!! And I love your dish :-) Eb x

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  8. This looks so delicious Claire! I'm with Lucy, starter and dessert for me too!

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  9. I love rhubarb and this looks wonderful... Will have to try this :)

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  10. Oh my, that's my kinda dessert! I'm with you on the choosing starter over dessert thing, though am also often lured by something really spectacular on the dessert menu, and this would definitely be one of those.... Love it.

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