An updated twist on a classic dessert. The tangy fruit really adds to the flavour and it’s a great dessert for kids to make.
Follow a recipe; follow food safety & hygiene rules; tidy away; crack an egg; use measuring spoons and cups; use a jug to measure liquids; use balance/digital scales; chop using bridge/claw safely; spread with a knife/spoon; use a citrus squeezer/zester; beat ingredients together.
Bowl, citrus zester and squeezer, kettle, knife, chopping board, mixing bowl, fork, large roasting tin, large roasting tray.
Ingredients (serves 15):
- 175g dried apricots
- 175g raisins
- Zest and juice of 2 oranges
- 10 slices medium sliced fibre enriched white bread
- 75g softened butter
- 600ml semi skimmed milk
- 6 medium British Lion eggs
- 100g caster sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
- 2 tsp demerara sugar to sprinkle on top
- Place the apricots and raisins in a bowl with the orange zest and juice. Leave to soak for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C or Gas Mark 4.
- Fill and boil a kettle of water.
- Spread the bread with the butter then remove and discard the crusts.
- Beat the milk, egg, sugar and vanilla together.
- Arrange half the bread in a single layer in the base of a large roasting tin, scatter over half the soaked fruit. Repeat with the remaining bread and fruit. Pour over the milk and egg mixture and set aside to soak for 10 minutes if time allows.
- Stand the tin in the base of a large roasting tray, pour hot water from the kettle into the tray to come half way up the outside of the pudding tin.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden and the pudding set in the centre.
- Cover with foil if the top is becoming too brown. Serve warm.
So thinking about Apricot and Orange Pudding ...
Cakes tend to be high in fat and sugar, although some types are worse than others. The Eatwell guide says that if you are consuming foods and drinks high in fat, salt and sugar we should have these less often and in small amounts.
Dried Fruit such as apricots and raisins are high in fibre and iron. A 30g portion counts as one portion of your 5-a-day.
|-||Energy||858kJ / 204kcal||10%|
per 110g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 780kJ / 185kcal
A traffic light system is used on nutrition labels to make it easier to see which foods and drinks are lower in calories, fat, sugar and salt. Try and choose more ‘greens’ and ‘ambers’ and fewer ‘reds’, and stick to smaller portions of ‘reds’.
Just because a recipe or a food has a red traffic light doesn't mean you shouldn't eat it. Understanding why a food or recipe might have a red light can be helpful. For example oily fish is high in total fat and so any recipe containing oily fish is likely to be ‘red’ for fat. But it is recommended that we eat oily fish at least once a week because the type of fat it contains is beneficial for our health.
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