The humble bread and butter pudding dates back to the 11th century – and through the decades, it has witnessed several makeovers before landing on the dessert menu of every upscale British restaurant.
Initially, it was a frugal dish meant for rainy days, when you had little more than bread and butter in the larder. Since then, however, it has become synonymous with rich comfort food – and with the addition of chocolate, a decadent finish to a premium meal.
Let’s explore the next step in the journey – bread and butter pudding, topped off with marmalade and whiskey. Comprising four ingredients you can probably get straight from the pantry, this is a guilty pleasure you can make at short notice and serve at an impromptu dinner party with pride.
While the recipe (for 6 to 8 people) works well with most popular brews, we recommend The Famous Grouse – a unique Scotch whisky which gains a distinctive sweetness from being aged in sherry casks.
For the topping, you'll need…
If you want whiskey in your topping, you must…
A full-bodied blend, The Famous Grouse combines an oaky aroma (with a hint of citrus recalling marmalade) and a mature fruitiness on the tongue. The wholesome flavor profile is an ideal pairing for the creamy custard – with the crunch of toasty bread gracefully cutting through.
Does the smell of warm apple pie take you back to childhood?
Wake up. Perform your chores. Go to work, stay there from 9 to 5. Brave the traffic.