Stollen Choc Chip Bread and Butter Pudding

So hands up if you bulk bought Aldi stollen when it went on sale after Christmas. And hands up if you still have a few loaves taking up valuable cupboard space.

Yeah, I hear you.

My stollen have been building up dust since the end of last December. I don’t really go by this ‘use by date’ business, but I figured my stollen probably aren’t at their best. What to do with stale stollen? I was pretty short on ideas, I thought about chopping it up, covering it with sugar and melted marg and then using it as a crumble topping, then I thought about just deep frying it and finally the perfect idea came into place…bread and butter pudding!

Stollen Choc Chip Bread and Butter Pudding
  • 1 reaaaalllyyy old stollen
  • soya butter
  • 200g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 800ml custard
  • 400ml water
  • 5 tbsp cornflour
  • 6 tbsp sugar

  1. Slice the stollen thinly and give each slice a generous spread of the butter
  2. Place into a buttered dish. Sprinkle the chopped chocolate between layers.
  3. To make the custard, cut down the vanilla pod and remove all the seeds, put into a pan. Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  4. Heat up the mixture to just below a boil and then simmer for 8-10 minutes, whisking the whole time. The custard will be ready when it thickens enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180C. Pour the custard over the stollen and leave to soak for 20 minutes.
  6. Put the pudding into the oven for 30 minutes.
Serves 6
This was sooo good. I don’t know if it was because the stollen was out of date or the heat of the oven but the marzipan sort of crystalised a bit, which burnt like hell when I dived in but tasted delicious. The chocolate chunks made it even better and I wish I’d added some extra cherries.
I think I put a little bit too much custard into the dish but to be honest, I think it was a good mistake to make.
I’ll definitely be making this one again, I might have to buy more stollen to compensate for this!

4 thoughts on “Stollen Choc Chip Bread and Butter Pudding

  1. I had been meaning to check if the Aldi stollen was vegan, because it certainly looked like it was, but now I can just go and buy!
    And probably buy an extra loaf or two to make this pudding because YUM!


  2. oh that sounds fantastic – I really love stollen but often don't buy it as I worry I wont get through it – now I really want some in the house (though not for a year – I struggle for pantry space!)


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