Even though I live in Brisbane, winter is still here and every now and then wedding diets get turfed and desserts like this one is the result. Very easy, very simple, very tasty (although the soaking /cooking time is quite lengthy, so start this before dinner).
1/2 loaf of good quality bread (about 8 slices), sliced 1 cm thick
50 gms softened butter (approximately)
1 cup frozen raspberries
300 ml cream
300 ml milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 orange, peel only OR 1 mandarin, peel only
2 cinnamon quills
2 cardomom pods
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tbs raw or demerara sugar
1. Butter a casserole dish and both sides of each bread slice.
3. Whisk the eggs well with the sugar, then add strained milk mixture whisking vigorously.
5. Leave bread to soak up custard (1/2 – 1 hour).
250 gm palm sugar
50 gm butter
100 ml cream
Heat palm sugar, butter and cream over gentle heat until dissolved. Boil for 5 mins until thick and glossy (will thicken more as it cools). Set aside as it’s HOT.