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#BBSquareOff Strawberry + Mascarpone Bread Pudding
I was invited to take part in the #BBSquareOff Dessert Edition Challenge and was so up for it when my parcel of sweet goodies arrived last week. A beautiful hamper of fresh strawberries and cream, dark chocolate and almonds and a pack of BB Squares Brown Bread, along with a challenge brief to create a locally-inspired dessert using all of these ingredients, with the option to add two more. I racked my brains to think of all the infamous South African desserts we have to salivate over and finally settled on a fruity version of bread pudding, which I definitely took to the next level! South Africa adopted the ‘Bread Pudding’ as one of their traditional dishes after it was introduced to our shores by the British and there isn’t just one type of bread pudding in South Africa -there are several variations which can include apricots, or the traditional Cape Malay take on this dessert, which is laced with cardamom and cinnamon and dotted with raisins. I wanted to make something that was easy for anyone to make, but I went to town with my supplied ingredients and chose to add mascarpone (a nod to my Italian roots) and blueberries…