Without a doubt I like to cook simply and this brioche bread pudding recipe really couldn’t be any simpler.
As part of Zero Waste Week and this years theme of ‘Use It Up!’, I’d like to share my favourite go to recipe for using up bread. This brioche bread pudding recipe shouldn’t just be reserved for when you have stale bread. Such a simple recipe makes the perfect emergency dessert dish when in need of a second course. By leaving fresh brioche uncovered for a 20-30 minutes it will start to dry out sufficiently.
The recipe below could be made using any type of bread, but it just so happens that this Food Waste Friday I have 3 Specially Selected Aldi brioche buns to use up.
(These buns, by the way, are especially tasty when filled with crispy streaky bacon)
Brace yourself for a long list of ingredients… oh there’s only 3 😉
Simple Brioche Bread Pudding Recipe
You will need:
Bread – I’m using 3 brioche buns
Custard – 1 tin/can of ready-made custard will be enough if using 3 buns (approx. 400g or 14oz)
Chocolate spread – I’m using Aldi Nutoka instead of Nutella (but you could also use Jam/Jelly)
Slice the buns in two (Aldi ones come ready halved!).
Spread on the chocolate hazelnut spread.
Place in a suitably sized ovenproof dish.
Pour over the custard ensuring it is evenly distributed over the brioche.
Leave for at least 15 minutes for the custard to soak in.
It’s okay to leave it much longer before baking, that’s what I am doing today as it will be eaten after dinner. If the room temperature is warm/hot then place in the fridge.
When required, bake in a moderate oven (160°c/320°f in an electric oven or gas mark 4) for 30 minutes.
Serve immediately and any leftovers leave to cool, then store in the fridge.
This simple brioche bread pudding recipe is also delicious sliced and eaten cold. The pudding will be firmer if left to cool before eating.
*Disclaimer – please note that the ingredients featured in this recipe were purchased from Aldi (who occasionally sponsor my posts). This recipe wasn’t officially sponsored and the ingredients were of my own choosing.