My grandma always made the very best rich bread & butter pudding, all the while keeping it stripped to its essentials: there was no adding of ganache or infusing the bread with lavender or soaking the fruit in Peruvian brandy – she just made traditional – and utterly delicious – pudding. And just like everyone else, I wanted to make something that tasted just the way my grandma’s did. With that in mind, this is a no-frills, back-to-basics pudding, but with one obvious twist – it’s sugar-free – and one not-so obvious: it is super-high in protein.
For this recipe I’m using Dr. Zak’s Wholemeal Protein Bread, which a) is low carb, and b) contains 15g of protein in every slice – which gives this pudding a whopping 60g of protein! That’s more than you’d find in 2 fillet steaks. However, if you don’t have any protein bread, you can always use regular wholemeal. I won’t hold it against you.
And now you can enjoy a delicious, completely sugar-free bread & butter pudding that’s also rich in protein! Pudding forMAX GAINZ. Or, if you’re not too concerned about your macros, feel free to enjoy this with some rich double-cream (which is still less than 0.5g of sugar per serving) – or even better, get some low-fat crème fraîche and add a couple of drops of vanilla essence – utterly delicious and low in fat!
If you prefer, you can leave out the xylitol and instead sparingly drizzle a teaspoon of the sugar-free maple syrup over each layer of bread. And of course, if you’ve got a particularly deep dish, you can just keep adding as many layers as you want!
Lawrie is a web developer and semi-reluctant fitness enthusiast who wants to have his cake and eat it too. When not baking cakes (or websites), he is endeavouring to find the holy grail: a perfect sweetener for his tea. Follow @indextwo for selfies and bakesies.
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