When I first saw Nigella (famous celebrity chef) made these on TV, I was hooked and couldn’t wait to try it out. The way she made it look so simple !!! She really makes cooking easy and fun.
Instead of baking it on the oven, I use my 24cm Staub cast iron pot.
And, I made a few adjustment on the receipe based on our taste preference.
For the custard,
- ½ cup Caster Sugar
- ¼ cup water
- 1 tbsp butter
- 250ml Cream
- 250ml fresh milk
- 5 nos eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- Pinch of salt to taste.
Boil the water and sugar till it turn golden. Turn off the heat and whisk in butter till all melt. Next, whisk in the cream, fresh milk, vanilla essence, eggs and pinch of salt to give it a little contrast. I continue to whisk until everything it mixed well and forms a very nice custard-like colour.
Next, I lightly spray my pot with canola oil. Heat up the pot and start tearing in big chucks of stale croissant. I let the croissant fry a little in the pot before I pour in the custard sauce. I used about 6 pieces of croissant here. I fold and press each piece to make sure the sauce soaks thru. After about 2-3 minutes, I turn off the fire.
Cover the pot with the staub lid (which i think is the same weight we the pot !!!! so heavy…) and continue to let the pot do its job while I ran off to shower.
When all of us head down for breakfast (about 15-20 mins later), the pudding is cook perfectly and still hot! (the recipe can easily feed 4-5 people)
It’s such a great and wonderful recipe for lazy-me. And hubby thinks I’m amazing for whipping something like this up for breakfast !!! MUAHHAHAHAHHA….and all this is Thanks to Nigella (One of my many favourite TV chef).
Normally, I will have some leftover which I just keep in a tupperware. It will still taste amazing the next day after reheating in the microwave for about 1-2 minutes. OR, just have it cold with some ice cream ! yummmzzz….