Do you ever get a craving for a sweet treat that will not completely blow your calorie or points budget? I know I do and it usually involves something chocolate! The nice folks at Weight Watchers asked if I’d like to take their new recipe using their coffee cakes a test run and I agreed. After all, there is more to dessert than just chocolate. (The complete recipe and nutritional information is below.)
They sent me a package with some great cooking products such as a cute cutting board, some dish towels, a chalkboard, an apron, a few ramekins, and of course a few boxes of their coffee cakes.
The recipe, called Coffee Cake Bread Pudding is fairly simple to make and takes about an hour and a half from start to finish, but about 75 minutes of that is chilling and cooking time.
First you lay out your ingredients.
Put the diced apples, diced coffee cakes, and raisins in the individual ramekins. Combine the other ingredients and pour the mixture over the dry mixture, making sure to completely cover the apples, cakes, and raisins.
Grab a cup of coffee or tea and let the mixture chill for 45 minutes while you relax. After 45 minutes, bake the puddings in a water bath for 30 minutes. It actually took my little beauties about 40 minutes until they were set. Carefully touch the top of one of the pudding cakes at the 30 minute mark and if it springs back and doesn’t look “oozy” then it is done.
Allow them to cool for about 20 minutes (out of the water bath) and then enjoy. The whole family loved them. I served them for a special dessert after a meal of roasted chicken.
Here is the complete recipe:
- 175g self-raising flour
- 50g margarine
- 50g caster sugar
- 2 Medium eggs
- 4 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 200g chocolate
- sugar (a sprinkling for a crunchy top)
|Place the flour and caster sugar into a bowl and create a well in the middle for the other ingredients. |
Mix the eggs, vanilla extract, milk and margarine and then pour it into the bowl with the dry ingredients.
Mix well until it is lump free and then break the chocolate into small pieces and add them.
|Pour the muffin mixture into a muffin tin filling each mould up to two thirds full. |
Place a block of chocolate into the middle of each muffin. Then sprinkle some sugar over the top of each.
|Cook for around 20 minutes in a preheated oven at 200ºC / 390ºF / gas mark 5. After 18 minutes or so check to see if they are cooked enough. |
Insert a knife into one of the muffins and if no mixture is on the knife then they are cooked!
Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before eating.
I hope that you try this great Coffee Cake Bread Pudding as a special dessert for yourself or your family. We split the four ramekins among the nine of us and everyone felt very satisfied. I also cheated and used a whole granny smith apple instead of just a half because we just love anything with apples in it! For more recipes and information on Weight Watchers check out their Facebook page.
FTC Disclosure: Weight Watchers sent me a package to help me make and sample the recipe. The opinions and thoughts are all my own.