Well, Ishbel, your recipe was a winner! I made the Delia Smith pudding last night to much acclaim, and this from a family member who doesn't care much for bread puddings. A happy balance between the creaminess of the egg-custardy bread and a nice crunchy top, thanks to the turbinado sugar and orange zest (never did find Demarara at the store).
Also good cold for breakfast, as I had some this morning. Won't be any left by tonight!
p.s. I'm thinking that a blackberry version of this pudding would be tempting as well..................
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