My deli bread

Savoury bread and butter pudding with fig and chilli jam

I have a soft corner for day-old breads. Especially if they are organic and made with whole wheat flour. With time, day-old loaves develop a beautiful crustiness on the outside. These work perfectly when turned into puddings and that’s why I let my bread sit in the fridge for days when a  pudding is on my mind.

For me, bread pudding is comfort food. Be it rich with chocolate or plain pudding infused with Tahitian vanilla extract – if it is cooked well, it never fails to warm you up.

Though dessert puddings are my weakness, this time I gave the conventional  recipe a miss and went for something more daring. The result was a savoury bread pudding. Buttery, with a brown glow, filled with finely chopped veggies, topped with a spicy fresh fruit jam. Continue reading

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