Sunday, 17 January 2010



150g Stale White Bread or Brioche

Vanilla Extract

1 tbs Caster Sugar

Finely Grated Rind of 1/2 Lemon

200ml Milk

50g Butter + Extra For Greasing

300ml Coconut Milk

4 Eggs, Separated

2 tbs Bramble Jelly

100g Caster Sugar


Preheat oven to 180'C (350'F) Gas Mark 4. Grease a medium sized oven proof dish.

Process the bread crumbs and tip into a mixing bowl. Add a few drops of vanilla essence with the tablespoon of sugar and the grated lemon rind.

In a small pan, heat the milk with the butter. Just before it boils, pour the hot milk over the breadcrumbs, then add the coconut milk. Lastly beat in the egg yolks.

Pour the mixture into the greased baking dish, put into the oven and bake for about 30mins. The cream should be just starting to set.

Warm the jelly gently and spread it over the cream, when it has cooled a little. Whisk the egg whites until stiff with a pinch of salt, add the sugar (reserving 2 tsp) and whisk again. Spread the meringue over the cream, sprinkle with the remaining sugar and put in the oven for about 15 minutes, just long enough for the meringue to brown in places. Serve hot.


Just recently I seem to have accumulated one or two 'things' - what with Christmas and everything and just wanted to show them off.

The first things are a lovely red polka dot tea pot, 2 make up bags and a matching 2 tier cake stand. The were meant as Christmas presents but arrived too late. I couldn't possible send them back now could I? Lol!

The other thing I had was a set of cookery books in a hat box. Each little book was given such appetising name such as Strawberry & Guava, Apple & Pear and Orange Flower Water & Violet. I am planning to do some of the recipes from these in the next couple of days - I just don't know which ones to do first!

There is also nothing nicer than something for free and I had this gorgeous little sewing tin as a free gift with a magazine - so no more lost scissors.