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Recipe: Barmbrack and butter pudding

One of NI’s best-known chefs, Nick Price, serves up a traditional Christmas feast — and all the ingredients are on sale at SuperValu

What you'll need

1½ loaves of Irwin’s Barmbrack, sliced

200g butter (enough to butter the bread)

500ml whipping cream

50ml milk

5 eggs

100g sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

½ jar apricot jam

Serves 6

Butter the slices of barmbrack and use to layer a shallow Pyrex dish. Make up custard by whisking the eggs, cream, vanilla, milk and salt together. Then pour over the barmbrack and let it soak in.

Put dish into a roasting tray and fill tray with hot water until it comes about half way up the dish. Bake at 150°C/gas 2/300°F for about 40 mins or until golden brown.

While it’s cooking, put half a jar of apricot jam into a small saucepan with 3 tablespoons of water and melt slowly over a low flame to make a glaze. Once the pudding is golden brown, brush the top with the apricot glaze and bake for a further 10 mins.

Serve with cream or custard.

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