Today I’m sharing with you my brand new (as in I made it up yesterday) Asda Raspberry & White Chocolate Swiss Roll Bread & Butter Pudding Recipe. It’s super tasty and moreish (even if I do say so myself) and it all came about thanks to a drive to reduce food waste!
Did you know that in 2015 an estimated 7.3m tonnes of food was thrown away!? Such a figure seems like an unbelievable truth but I assure you that it’s happening right now and nearer to you than you might think. Now I’m sure there’s a few of you sitting there thinking ‘I know I’m not part of the problem’ and that’s absolutely amazing. Truly I salute you for not letting that lemon dry out or those forgotten peppers in the veg drawer go mouldy. However there’s no need to stop there, just because you’re not part of the problem doesn’t mean you can’t become part of the solution! Across the country waste food apps, community groups and cafes are popping up promising to feed you (often very cheaply) delicious food that would otherwise be destined for landfill. This food can be the result of overstocking, short dating etc but it’s all perfectly edible and needs to be used.
One such group recently launched near me and I popped along with my youngest to fill a bag. The group has no control over which food products they receive and this week they’d been blessed with an overabundance of Asda Raspberry & White Chocolate Swiss Roll packs. As a result they were encouraging everyone to take one. I’ll admit this isn’t a product I would ordinarily purchase and at first I’d just planned to let the kids partake and leave it at that. On further reflection though I decided we could make more of this humble swiss roll, it needed, nay deserved to become a dessert that could please the entire family!
What You’ll Need
1 Asda Raspberry & White Chocolate Swiss Roll
Raspberry or Cherry Jam
300ml Whole Milk
3oz (75g) Caster Sugar
1 Punnet Fresh Raspberries
Grease a medium pie dish using the butter, I didn’t measure a specific amount here but I’d put on a reasonable layer.
Slice the swiss roll and arrange into the pie dish.
Cover the slices with a generous layer of jam. I actually used Cherry & brandy conserve because I was feeling extra fancy (and it was the only thing I had in the cupboard!)
Whisk the milk, eggs and sugar together and pour evenly over the swiss roll slices.
Cut the raspberries into halves and sprinkle over the top
Bake in a preheated oven approx. 180C (350G,Gask Mark 4) for 35-40minutes.
Enjoy with a dollop of fresh cream or ice cream.
TooGoodToGo is an app where restaurants and take-aways can advertise food cheaply (most likely at the end of the day) that would otherwise go to waste. I haven’t personally used this service and it’s not yet available in all areas but might be worth checking out.
Olio is another app that claims to be a ‘Food sharing Revolution’ individuals and businesses can advertise items they no longer need/want. Again it will vary by area and availability.
If you know of any other national schemes or services then please email me and I’ll add them in 🙂