The timeless and classic appeal of the bread pudding, is given a nutritious and sweet boost, with the addition of dates. Easy to rustle up, with healthy ingredients, it is sure to be the favourite family dessert of all kids and their Moms as well!
5 slices bread
2 cups milk
¾ cup butter
1 cup dates, chopped
¼ cup cashewnuts, crushed
1 tsp orange rind, grated
¾ cup sugar
½ tsp baking powder
¼ cup sugar, caramelized
Spread the caramelized sugar well onto a 6 X 6 dish.
Soak the bread slices in milk.
Beat the eggs slowly and then add it to the bread.
Add the remaining ingredients into it and mix it all well.
Pour this mixture into the prepared dish.
Cover tightly with a lid or with aluminium foil and place it on the perforated rack of a steamer. Steam for 45 minutes till well cooked. It should be well set.
Serve hot along with custard or cream.