Introduction: No-Fat, No-Bread, Bread Pudding
No, that's not a mistake, there's no added fat or even bread in this bread pudding style pudding. There is however couscous - don't switch off though, it's a really surprisingly tasty recipe.
This instructable was a collaboration between myself and Helsbels who is my lovely wife!
Preheat your oven to 180'C or 190'C if you've not got a fan assisted oven.
1tsp mixed spice
350ml Boiling water
2 desert apples or a large cooking apple - peeled and chopped.
Big enough pyrex dish. If you've not got pyrex, use greaseproof paper to line a metal container - not grease!
Teaspoon and table spoon
Step 1: Dry Mix
The first step is to combine 150g of couscous, 2tsp of cinnamon, 1tsp of nutmeg & 4tbsp of sweetener.
Stir well till the dry mix looks roughly the same colour.
Step 2: Add Water
Add 250ml of boiling water to the dry mix (roughly enough to cover the couscous). Leave for 2-3 minutes to absorb the water.
When it's all absorbed, add another 100ml! Leave for another 2 minutes and then (carefully! it's hot!) taste. If it's not sweet enough, add more sweetener.
Step 3: The Juicy Bits
Add the eggs and stir in as well as possible - if you leave this to the same time you add the fruit, it's a lot more messy!
Then add chopped apple and sultanas.
Stir it up!
It's best to try and overturn your OCD urges to make a lovely flat surface and make it as craggy as you can. These rifts and valleys will make lovely crunchy bits.
mmm, crunchy cinnamon bits.
Stick in the oven for 30-35 minutes, or till nice and crispy on top.
Step 4: Enjoy
Take out and serve hot n' crunchy. Delicious and guilt free. If you're on slimming world the only naughty bits are the sultanas - the apple on the other hand doesn't loose its shape or texture, so you can consider this "sin" free!
Why not also try substituting apple and sultanas with bananas (and a little honey or golden syrup)