Wednesday, December 25, 2013


No bake pineapple bread pudding

Quick, easy and delicious layered pineapple bread pudding with praline.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook time: - minutes
Serves: 8 to 10 people
  1. Whipping cream- 2 cups
  2. Thick cream-2 cups
  3. Icing sugar-3 to 4 tbsp
  4. White bread- 14 to 16 slices
  5. Pineapple,chopped- 2 cups(see notes)
For Praline
  1. Sugar-1/3 cup
  2. Water-1 to 2 tbsp
  3. Chopped nuts- 3/4 cup(i used cashew nuts)
For Sugar syrup
  1. Sugar-3/4 cup
  2. Water-1 1/4 cup

  • In a large bowl combine together whipping cream and thick cream.Whip using an electric mixer.
  • When it starts to thicken add icing sugar and continue to whip until it form soft peaks.
  • Spread a thin layer of cream on the base of a large pudding dish/ or small individual bowls.
  • Remove the crusts from the bread  and cut each slice into four.Dip the bread pieces in the sugar syrup and squeeze it well .Place them over the layer of cream.
  • Spread another layer of cream over the bread layer.Sprinkle praline on top of the cream.
  • Sprinkle  chopped pineapple and spread another layer of cream .Place few bread pieces over this.
  • Repeat the layers and finish off with praline and chopped pineapple.
  • Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.

  • To prepare Praline
  • In a non stick pan,stir in sugar and water.Heat until sugar dissolves.Cook until the syrup turns pale amber colour. Gently swirl the pan in between,if required.
  • Add the chopped nuts and stir well.Mix well until combined.Continue to cook until the colour changes to deep amber.
  • Immediately transfer onto a grease tray ,spreading it as thinly as possible.Allow to cool completely and crush it using a rolling pin.Keep aside.( This can be made 2 or 3 days ahead,store in an airtight container)
  • To prepare Sugar syrup

  • Drain the syrup from the canned pineapple and keep aside.
  • Combine  sugar and water in a saucepan,heat until sugar dissolves.Bring this to a boil.
  • Let it cool.
  • Add the syrup from the canned pineapple and mix well.( skip this step if you are using fresh pineapple)

    • If you are using fresh pineapple ,increase the quantity of sugar syrup.

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