Why did I bother with this one? As I think I mentioned in my review of the July issue (post here) I do not like bread and butter pudding, and I was a little apprehensive about this cake. Correctly apprehensive so it turns out.
My main problem with bread and butter pudding is the texture (and I have the same problem with trifle and bananas). It is smooth but slick and mostly tasteless.
For some reason (possibly because it had been a while since I had baked anything and the kitchen aid was feeling unloved) I decided to make the Chocolate Bread cake from Tobie Puttock.
Anyway, it's a weird recipe which starts with soaking bread in milk - oh the smell, suffice it to say - unpleasant, and the appearance - unappealing.
Then I beat in the bread to egg, milk, chocolate etc and at that point I was concerned because it was a very runny mixture.
The cake went into the oven and I had a bit of mixture left over (which went into the bin). The cake is baked for 40 mins at a high temperature and 50 minutes more at a lower temperature. Then it came out and sunk a little bit but looked quite nice when I eventually served it (without the orange sauce).