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Weekend Project No.1: A pudding with a twist

Winter is here. Want a quick and easy dessert? Or want to impress someone with a traditional comfort dessert with a slight twist? Here is a great way to use our Spiced Tea No.1. We are going to create the traditional winter dessert, but with a spicey twist! This pudding is really simple to make, and with an accent of Spiced Tea No.1, it really does give it a luxurious twist to your usual dessert. 

  Banana and Chocolate Bread Pudding Infused with Spiced Tea No.1 

Banana and Chocolate Bread Pudding Infused with Spiced Tea No.1


Prep Time: 40 mins - 1 hour.

  1. Bread, 8-10 slices. Preferably a bit stale. Diced, or torn into bite-size pieces
  2. 1.5 cups brown sugar. 
  3. 300ml skim milk
  4. 300ml water (just use the skim milk as container) 
  5. 2-3 tsp Spiced Tea No.1. Use a tea filter bag, or you will have to seive it out later
  6. 2 ripe bananas, sliced.
  7. 100g milk or dark chocolate. Crushed
  8. One 8-9 inch cake tin or baking dish 


  1. Place the pieces of bread in the baking dish.
  2. Add the bananas and chocolate. Mix it roughly. 
  3. In a microwave safe mixing bowl, add milk, water, 1 cup of the brown sugar and Spiced Tea No.1. Mix it roughly. 
  4. Heat the bowl of liquid in a microwave for 2-3 mins (take it out and mix it a bit) or on the stove (bring it to steaming but not boiling). Sit it for 5-10 mins. 
  5. Preheat oven to 180 Celcius. 
  6. Take the filter bag out or filter out the spices particulates with a sieve. Pour the liquid into the bread mixture. Mix it thoroughly. 
  7. Cover with aluminium foil. 
  8. Let it sit for 10 mins
  9. Place in oven for 30 mins. Turn the oven temperature up to 200 Celcius. 
  10. After 30 mins. Take the foil off. Sprinkle the rest of the brown sugar on top. 
  11. Place it back into the oven for 10 mins
  12. Take the pudding out. Rest it for 10 mins. 
  13. Serve with ice cream and a cuppa tea!

You can swap the bananas to other combinations! Try pears with chestnut, apples with almonds, dates and caramel. All these have really good affinity to Spiced Tea No.1. There are other possibilities! Let me know what's yours!


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