Soreen Malt Loaf is a great favourite in our house. It is tasty, and good to eat at any time. Perfect with a cup of tea as a quick snack or in a lunchbox as a treat. As well as the original malt loaf Soreen do a number of other different types of loaf. I recently made Soreen orange trifle with Soreen orange loaf which was delicious. When I received a box of different Soreeen products to try I wanted to try another recipe. The box had all sorts of different loaves, Soreen banana, Soreen Fruity Five, ready buttered snack packs and lunchbox loaves. Some of these I didn’t even know about. As it was cold I decided to try and make some winter comfort food and make Soreen Bread and Butter Pudding.
I have memories of my granny making bread and butter pudding. We used to visit on a Sunday and were treated to a Sunday roast and often had bread and butter pudding for dessert. In my memories it is always sunny when we visited. We used to enjoy running around on their large lawn and long walks down to the beach where we discovered treasures like shells and rocks. I also remember flicking though books, they were children’s books from the fifties large plates containing illustrations. They were filled with tradtional stories and adventures and were a pleasure to read.
For the base of my Soreen bread and butter pudding I chose to use a Soreen toastie loaf. This is ready sliced but has the same flavour as Soreen malt loaf. The size of the slices were ideal to cover with butter and place in the base of the dish.
I carefully cut the slices into triangles and arranged them in the dish, having buttered them. I then spent some time whisking up and egg and cream mixture which was added on top of the Soreen. The bread and butter pudding was then placed in the oven to bake.
The finished result was lovely and tasty, a warming pudding with a delicious fruity taste and a ready made custard baked into it. It is the ideal comfort food for a cold winter evening, a couple of bites will warm you up and fill you. The whole family enjoyed it and when the plates were empty I was asked if there was any more. Next time I will need to use a bigger dish!