Bread and plum pudding

by Sunita on August 19, 2009

Before I say anything else, I have to thank you all for supporting me while I took life’s roller coaster ride. Your support made the ride so much more bearable. I am really glad to be back amongst you.

Regarding food, summer’s bounty is still very evident in our household. A short trip to the local farmers market means returning with a  load of fresh, colourful and juicy, fruity delights. There is quite a lot of red around the house; enough to be cooked/baked with too. This time, a few juicy plums made their way into a simple bread and plum pudding. This pudding made for a wonderful dessert for us. It is simple to make, not overtly sweet and full of seasonal fruity goodness.

What’s needed-

7 slices of thin wholemeal bread, the crusts removed or kept( I removed), and then quartered
2 tblsp of honey
4-5 tblsp of almond slivers
1 and 1/4 C of milk
*plum sauce

*For the plum sauce-

5 medium sized, ripe plums, stoned and chopped
4 tblsp of honey
1/2 tsp crushed red chillies

How to-

  1. Mix together all the ingredients for plum sauce in a small saucepan and place over low heat. Stir well, cover and cook till the juices flow and the fruit softens (about 10-11 minutes). Stir frequently. Keep aside to cool. Update- I forgot to add how seriously good the sauce was. Rengoni and I had to force ourselves to stop licking the spoon…shh, our little girlie secret :-)
  2. Pre heat the oven at 180 deg C.
  3. Mix together the milk and honey (2tblsp).
  4. Dip 1/3 of the pieces of bread and arrange at the bottom of a shallow baking dish. Top this with 1/3 of the plum sauce, followed by 1/3 of the almond slivers.
  5. Repeat step 4 till all the bread, plum sauce and almonds have been used up. Pour in any remaining milk.
  6. Place the dish in the centre of the pre heated oven and bake for about 40-45 minutes or till hot and bubbly.
  7. Serve warm or chilled with some cream.

We enjoyed the pudding with some single cream and it was delish.

The pudding was mildly sweet, the fruity sauce added to the beauty and to the taste.

We loved every bit of it. The fruit added it’s charm and the nuts added a light crunch. Simple delight- this is exactly what it was.

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{ 59 comments… read them below or add one }

1 jagreeti August 19, 2009 at 9:40 pm

Dear Sunita,

That was wonderful……i grew up on bread and butter pudding…shall try with plum…this time. Have u watched ‘Julie & Julia’, don’t miss it……….

very warmly
jagreeti

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2 Sunita August 20, 2009 at 8:30 pm

Great to see you here Jagreeti. Do try the pudding. Yes, bread and butter pudding is an all time favourite.

No, i haven’t watched the movie yet, but am in touch with the hype :-)

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3 Shankari August 19, 2009 at 9:57 pm

Love the idea of a tad bit of heat with the red chilly flakes:)

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4 Sunita August 20, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Thanks Shankari :-)

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5 Sonu August 19, 2009 at 10:58 pm

Wow Sunita…you come with a bang! Lovely red color of dessert that sign of auspicious day. :)

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6 Sunita August 20, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Thanks Sonu :-)

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7 Soma August 19, 2009 at 11:20 pm

The plum sauce sounds wonderful!! girl so good to see your post!

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8 Sunita August 20, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Thanks Soma, for all your support :-)

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9 Melanie August 20, 2009 at 12:36 am

This dish looks easy and delish!!I am glad you are back.

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10 Sunita August 20, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Thanks Melanie. Glad to be back too :-)

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11 Lakshmi Venkatesh August 20, 2009 at 1:56 am

Nice to see you back. As usual with your breathtaking clicks. Keep going.

If possible please participate in A.W.E.D German going on in my blog. http://delightsofcooking.blogspot.com/2009/08/awed-german-event-announcement_01.html

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12 Sunita August 20, 2009 at 8:34 pm

Thanks Lakshmi.

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13 Nandita August 20, 2009 at 3:48 am

Stunning pudding there – lovely eye catching colours – perfect for a party! Will try it out sometime.

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14 Sunita August 20, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Thanks Nandita, do try :-)

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15 Rosa August 20, 2009 at 5:00 am

I love plums, so your pudding is making my mouth water! So tempting!

Cheers,

Rosa

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16 Sunita August 20, 2009 at 8:26 pm

We did love this simple pudding, Rosa :-)

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17 priya August 20, 2009 at 5:55 am

really so glad to have you back to blogging…………really really love bread pudding though i have not seen any recipes out there the way i learnt to make it from my mom……..and ur recipe is completely different…would love to try it out sometime

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18 Sunita August 20, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Thanks…do try it :-)

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19 Nirmala August 20, 2009 at 5:55 am

Hey how bright and pleasant! The contrasting colors of the shots were eye catching Sunita! Good GOD you came back :)

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20 Sunita August 20, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Thanks Nirmala. Yes, I’m back :-)

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21 chitra August 20, 2009 at 6:03 am

wow,nice color and looks mouthwatering !!

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22 Sunita August 20, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Thank you Chitra :-)

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23 Dee August 20, 2009 at 6:37 am

Lovely sunita , looks delish, glad you are back ! Happy Blogging !

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24 Sunita August 20, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Thanks, dear Dee :-)

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25 Neeta August 20, 2009 at 7:26 am

Happy to have you back…..Life happened……and then happened again :-)
Lovely pictures, beautiful, so tempting – I’m off to get me some plums!!!!
Neeta

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26 Sunita August 20, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Thanks neeta. Now, get those plums :-)

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27 Parita August 20, 2009 at 7:42 am

Glad you are back! The pudding looks delicious, loved the plum sauce with chilli flakes…looks gorgeous!

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28 Sunita August 20, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Thanks Parita, we did love the pudding :-)

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29 Priya August 20, 2009 at 8:33 am

WOw sunitha Happy to see you back with a gorgeous and divine pudding…

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30 Sunita August 20, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Thanks Priya :-)

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31 Malar August 20, 2009 at 11:43 am

Very happy to see you back and can’t wait to put my measurement cups into use.
This sounds very easy I’ll have to try out….

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32 Sunita August 20, 2009 at 8:20 pm

:-) Do give it a try, Malar :-)

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33 CurryLeaf August 20, 2009 at 11:43 am

Love your comeback pudding.Comfort food made heavenly.Was the plum sauce little spicy or did it balance with the tarness of the plums.I want to know how the red chilli crushed worked tastewise

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34 Sunita August 20, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Thanks. You’re right, the sauce was not as spicy as i thought it would be. Next time, I will probably add some more.

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35 rekha August 20, 2009 at 11:58 am

very glad to see you back. Very tempting and mouth watering dessert looks great ….

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36 Sunita August 20, 2009 at 8:19 pm

Thanks Rekha :-)

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37 Lubna Karim August 20, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Wow that’s a delectable and yummylicious pudding…..

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38 Sunita August 20, 2009 at 8:18 pm

Thanks Lubna :-)

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39 A&N August 20, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Love the colour on the pudding!

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40 Sunita August 20, 2009 at 8:18 pm

Thanks :-)

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41 Rosie August 20, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Hi Sunita, what a great dessert and bang on seasonally too :0) I have some plums ready for picking on my tree and this would be lovely to use them in.

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42 Sunita August 20, 2009 at 8:18 pm

Lucky you, Rosie, to have a plum tree :-)

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43 Nidhi August 20, 2009 at 3:44 pm

Glad to see you are back. Keep up the good work. You actually were on my mind all this while until I checked this today and was pleasantly surprised. I was hoping that things work out for you and I am glad that they did. Life teaches lessons every day.

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44 Sunita August 20, 2009 at 8:27 pm

Oh yes, it surely does ! Thanks for the wishes :-)

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45 mandira August 20, 2009 at 5:16 pm

what gorgeous pics sunita! Can you pass me a plate too… it looks fantastic.

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46 Sunita August 20, 2009 at 8:17 pm

Thanks Mandira…wish i could pass you some :-)

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47 Aparna August 21, 2009 at 12:35 pm

I think those colours are just the way to get back to blogging. Good to see you back, Sunita.

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48 Bawani August 21, 2009 at 1:38 pm

Hi Sunita, Glad to see you blogging again!!..It was indeed a pleasant surprise to see you blogging and cooking again. I love you blog. Look forward to your updates and cooking adventure. Pls do keep up the good work.

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49 Nicisme August 21, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Super pud Sunita! Welcome back.

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50 Nidhi August 21, 2009 at 2:36 pm

I can’t help but notice your smileys :-) ………Keep them coming………………….. That is how we have always known you. Well! I have turned into a chatterbox these days, quite unlike me ….but I am really pleased for you :-)

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51 Sudeshna August 21, 2009 at 4:46 pm

It feels so good to see you back. The pudding looks great, the softness of the bread and the crunchy almonds has to be a great treat.

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52 Uma S August 22, 2009 at 9:37 am

What a timing!! Have a basket full of nice ripe plums gifted by my friend and was wondering what to do with all those lovely plums, and here is the solution!! :D Thanks for coming to my help ;) :)

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53 Cynthia August 23, 2009 at 12:43 am

Hmmmmm, love a good bread pudding.

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54 Jane August 24, 2009 at 2:15 pm

OMG ! YOU are back !! YAY !! Really happy for you !!!!

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55 Latha August 24, 2009 at 8:12 pm

Great to have you back sunitha. and with such lovely colours. happy birthday to Agasthya… i’m happy to see my kids grow but miss their baby days so badly:(

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56 jaya August 24, 2009 at 9:34 pm

dear Sunita,
read your old post and thought OMG this is a gr8 loss to world of food blogging …and bang here !!
feels so good to read this post ,loved the desert..thank you for this lovely and delicious post..
hugs and smiles

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57 Prathima July 3, 2010 at 8:59 am

Hey Sunita…I tried out your bread n plum pudding n it came out excellent..my parents n sis loved it..tried out a diff propn though n reduced the baking time..will post it in my blog..

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58 Prathima July 3, 2010 at 9:33 am

Here`s my blog..Do check it out.n thx for the wonderful bread n plum pudding

http://prathimarao.blogspot.com/

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59 Sunita July 11, 2010 at 8:45 am

Glad you liked it :-)

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