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More than a third of the Irish population’s vitamin B12 intake comes from milk, yogurt and cheese, whilst also providing essential minerals and vitamins like calcium, phosphorus and vitamins B2 and B5


4tbsp butter

10 slices stale white bread, crusts removed

300g chopped rhubarb (or preferred fruit -e.g. raspberries)

3tbsp soft brown sugar

150ml cream

350ml milk

3 eggs

70g caster sugar

2tsp vanilla paste or extract

1 tbsp soft brown sugar

To serve: Cold softly whipped cream



Butter the sides of a 20cm square or oval baking dish.

Butter each slice of bread and cut into little squares or triangles. Place half of the bread on the base of the dish.

Combine the chopped rhubarb with the brown sugar. Spread the sugared rhubarb in a

layer over the bread. Lay the remaining bread neatly over the rhubarb to cover it.

Heat the milk and cream in a saucepan till almost boiling. Remove and set aside.


Whisk the caster sugar with the eggs in a large mixing bowl then slowly add the hot milk.

Whisking all the time till smooth and combined. Whisk in the vanilla. Pour this custard

over the bread pudding, making sure it coats each piece of bread.


Leave to rest and soak in all the custard for half an hour. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the top.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180C. Create a bain marie by placing the pudding dish

in a large roasting tin and fill half way up the sides with hot water. Do this at the oven to

avoid burns.


Bake the pudding for 45 to 50 minutes until the custard is set and the top is crisp and



Serve with the child softly whipped cream.


Notes to the editor

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