I am a one woman eating-machine. All that remains of the party food are several off-cuts from the piwakawaka cake, un-iced. I didn’t feel like icing them, and I could see that they were getting a bit stale. So I thought (having never eaten it before) what about a bread-and-butter pudding made with the chocolate cake? Spread with crabapple jelly instead of butter? And using up the leftover cream?
Well, it was delicious. I layered the cake in the dish, beat together two eggs and a cup of milk, poured it over and decided it needed more liquid, and poured over about a cup of cream (maybe less). I let it stand for an hour or so, cooked it at 180C/350F for 30 minutes, and ate it with natural yoghurt.
So delicious. I am now jotting this recipe next to the cake recipe, for the next time I bake an extravagant birthday cake and have off-cuts. I’m on a roll.