Loaf of fruit bread (we love Volare’s spiced fruit loaf)
1 cup milk
1 cup cream
¼– ½ cup whiskey
150g dark chocolate, chopped
½ cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp sugar
Slice and lightly butter the bread and cut into triangle quarters. Grease an ovenproof dish (approx. 20cm x 30cm) and layer a third of the bread, sprinkle this with half the chocolate, then another layer of bread, remaining chocolate and then finally with the last third of bread.
Whisk the eggs, milk, cream, brown sugar, whiskey and vanilla together and pour over the bread ensuring everything is covered. Allow to sit for 15 minutes.
Mix the cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle on top. Bake at 180°C for 25 minutes. You want the top to be golden and brown but the pudding to still have a bit of a wobble.
*any type of bread will work for this pudding from a rich brioche or even croissants or a plain white.