made with Giannis Pizza Base
Giannis Pizza Bases aren’t just for pizza, they can be used for a variety of different applications such as this rich and luxurious bread and butter pudding. This is an excellent way to utilise pizza base slabs that are going stale or are broken. Variations: the cranberry filling is a sophisticated flavour profile, you could swap it with apple and rhubarb, or berry compote.
- 6 cups Giannis Pizza Base torn, lightly butter before tearing
- 2 cups cranberries
- ¾ – 1 cup sugar according to your taste
- ¼ cup fresh orange juice
- 1 tbsp arrowroot dissolved in 1 tbsp water
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup cream
- 4 eggs
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
Pre heat the oven to 180°C.
In a bowl combine the milk, cream, brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla and whisk in the eggs. Add the lightly buttered torn pizza base and submerge in the liquid. Leave to soak for at least 20 minutes or overnight if you prefer.
While the pizza base is soaking prepare the fruit compote. Place the cranberries in a medium saucepan with the sugar and orange juice, cover with a lid and bring to a simmer. Cook covered until the fruit begins to soften then remove the lid and simmer until the fruit is tender and soft, add more sugar if desired. Stir in the arrowroot and as soon as the mixture begins to thicken and form a gel remove from the heat and set aside.
Grease 8 cups or ramekins or 1 ovenproof dish and spoon in ½ the pizza base mixture. Dollop on ½ the cranberry compote, top with the remaining pizza base mixture and then dollop the remaining cranberry mixture on top. Bake for 50 – 55 minutes until crispy and golden on top and set in the middle. Serve warm or cold with cream, ice cream or custard.