Colour and comfort – Orange Bread Pudding With Honey and Sesame Seeds


 Picking oranges from the tree to then eat them straight away is a pleasure that have only befallen me a few times in my life but every winter I can at least pick and choose from oranges to buy and in this period, I really enjoy this as much as I can. So much so that in a month or so I will long for apples and pears. But now I am completely indulging myself with citrus fruits of different kinds and I try to make different dishes with them, just to vary a little. This bread pudding is quick to make (do I ever post anything else? At least lately?) and it is full of orange flavour, honey sweetness, sesame seeds crispiness and all the comfort that bread brings you.

Orange Bread Budding With Honey and Sesame Seeds

4 servings

6-8 slices of bread, 1-1,5 cm/ 0,4-o,6 inch thick. I used white bread
freshly squeezed orange juice, enough to soak the bread in + 6 tbsp
2-3 tbsp runny honey
sesame seeds, you decide how much
butter for the ramekins

   Cut off the crust from the slices and then divide them in two or three.

   Pour the orange juice into a dish and dip the bread quickly in it, don’t let them soak to much but they need to be well imbibed.

   Butter four portion ramekins and arrange the bread in vertical layers leaning on each other. Spoon some of the honey over each of them, then add 1,5 tbsp orange juice to the ramekins and sprinkle each with sesame seeds.

   Bake in a pre-heated oven (175°C/350°F) for 10-15 minutes or until golden and serve tepid.

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