Monday, March 24, 2008

a spring clean

I decided today that I needed to spring clean my wardrobe. 3 big bags (Yes 3!) are ready to be taken to the charity shop. The best thing about doing this job is that I found 5 old wool jumpers which I have washed on a very hot wash and have felted them up. They are destined to become monsters, or brooches or whatever pops into my head next I guess.

I finished up another brooch yesterday:I've got a couple more on the go and when they're done I'll pop them all into my shop (probably some time later this week).

This is how my Jamie Oliver pudding turned out. It was a resounding success here in the Monda household:I varied my recipe slightly. I bought taste the difference custard from Sainsbury's. This really is the best type to use as it has cream in it. I added a bit of vanilla extract.
Then cut open 4 hot cross buns and spread with marmalade (we had a homemade orange and cardamom which was perfect for the job).
Put buns in oven proof dish (marmalade side up) and then covered the whole thing with custard. I left this to stand for about 2 hours (which I think was they key as it soaked right into the hot cross buns). Finally in a 180 degree oven for 25-30 mins.

It was truly tasty, the custard thickens up (almost like an egg custard tart) and infuses with all the spices from the hot cross buns. The best things is - we still have half left over for tonight :o)


dottydesigns said...

oh my, you made that pudding sound so yummy , I am drooling. I love the brooch, how much will it be ,cos I may want to buy it please? x

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Wow! That bread and butter pudding sounds gorgeous - and very easy too! Can you post me some please (don't forget the cream too!)

Katy said...

yum yum yum. Don't let greedy lucylocket nick it all, send me some too ;)

Lesley said...

Oooh it looks lovely - I admire your restraint at saving half!! Things that rarely happen in this greedy household!

Your brooch is gorgeous and I'm green with felted jumper envy!!


Lina said...

Yummy pud, thanks for that - what a great idea. Your felt brooch looks lovely too.

Gina said...

That bread and butter pudding looks fabulous - on the list of things to try I think. We are great bread and butter pudding fans here!
Looking forward to the brooches going in your shop!
gina x

Yummers! said...

It was so nice to open your blog and see that bright fabric flower. I love color!!

The bread pudding looks yummy!! Would love some with the tea I'm drinking right now.

syko kajsa said...

Well that looks yummy! Congrats on emptying your closet, I should do that too! I know it feels great when it's done!

Mr Pineapples said...

Thank you Monda for sharing this with us.

Mr Pineapples said...

Hang a mo though Monda

Isnt that cutting open the hotcross buns recipe - one you have seen advertised on a Sainsburys' advert recently?

P thinks it is.

They have brain washed you.

It aint going to happen to Mr P