Fuck, I Canít Cook!

Fuck, I Canít Cook!

Nutella Bread and Butter Pudding (AKA Baked French Toast)

This pudding is easy and cheap. If you don’t have too much experience baking, it’s a great place to start.  It is exceptionally difficult to fuck up, because it is literally white bread smothered in Nutella and soaked in cream. I’m not quite sure how that could go very wrong. My flatmates, also known as my recipe taste testers, really liked this one. 

 

Serves 6-8

400g white sandwich bread (brioche would be even better)

Nutella (I use around 1 small tub, but no need to measure!)

⅔ cup cream

2 cups milk (I really like using oat milk)

3 free range organic eggs

4 Tbsp sugar

1 tsp cinnamon (1 tsp vanilla is also nice)

Extra sugar, for sprinkling, optional

Whipped cream or ice cream, to serve, optional

 

1.     Preheat the oven to 180ºC. 

2.     Spread Nutella on each slice of white bread, roll, and place side by side in a baking tray. I like to choose a large baking tray so that I have one layer of Nutella rolls. If your tray is smaller, no worries, you can just stack some on top of each other. 

3.     In another bowl, whisk together cream, milk, eggs, sugar, and cinnamon until fully combined. 

4.     Pour evenly over the bread. Squish pieces down slightly with your hands and allow to soak for at least 15 minutes.

5.     Once the bread has soaked, sprinkle over granulated sugar until the entire surface is just covered. 

6.     Bake for between 30 - 40 minutes, until the custard is just set and risen, but still wobbly. The easiest way to check that it is cooked is by inserting a sharp knife into the centre of the pudding and pushing it to the side slightly; all of the liquid should be absorbed (if it is not, place back in the oven). 

7.     Allow to sit for a couple of minutes. Serve with whipped cream and drizzle with more Nutella if your heart desires (mine always does). 

This article first appeared in Issue 19, 2021.
Posted 2:36pm Monday 16th August 2021 by Alice Taylor.