• 50g butter
  • 1 chunky fruit loaf, cut into chunks
  • 400g fresh cherries, deseeded
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 cup of cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 yolks
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 50g chocolate, chopped
  • ¼ cup toasted almond


  1. Preheat the oven to 170c
  2. Melt the butter in a large fry pan over moderate temperature and add in the chunks of bread, coat with the butter and set aside in a bowl.
  3. Whisk together the milk, cream, eggs and yolks and the sugar and pour this into the bread chunks.
  4. Grease a baking dish or lined cake tin and pour in the egg and bread mix and then scatter over the cherries, chocolate and almonds.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes until cooked through. Serve with ice cream or cream.

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