Recipe For Croissant And Blueberry Pudding

Celi asked to see a photo of my tortoise, and for those of you who do not know the history behind them, I have written it here.

Stanley
Stanley

A few years ago we were given two female tortoises from Cape Nature as they cannot be released into the wild once they have lived in captivity. At the time we were given them, our property was divided in two – a small garden fenced off on which the cottage sits, and a large, wild, overgrown garden on which the foundations for our house were. To this day we still refer to the front garden as the small garden – which is where the dogs are free to roam. But, when we got the tortoises the gate was left open unless the builders were on site. The first day they came home with me, I put them in the small garden and closed the gate. After a few days of making sure they were OK living off the land and not being fed, I opened the gate. The one tortoise went for a walk and we could not find her. An hour later the second one went after her, and for months, we did not see them.

When I was a child, we had an advert on television for a brand of lawnmowers names Rolux Magnum. It featured Stanley finding Livingstone in the grass that has just been mown. This advert came straight to mind as they had disappeared, one after the other into the long grass. Hence, the two females were named Stanley and Livingstone. Sadly, nature has had its way, and Livingstone has been swooped up by the eagle that live on the mountain above our house. Stanley is busy hibernating (I hope) and is very well hidden.

And, because I would not want to leave you without a recipe! Here is something I made when we had our croissant challenge earlier this year.

Croissant And Blueberry Pudding
Croissant And Blueberry Pudding

Croissant And Blueberry Pudding
 
Ingredients
  • 8 mini croissants
  • 60mls frozen blueberries
  • 2 eggs
  • 5mls vanilla extract
  • 30mls cream
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 140° Celsius
  2. Butter 2 ramekins
  3. Break each croissant in half and distribute between the ramekins
  4. Add 2 tablespoons blueberries to each ramekin
  5. Best together the eggs, vanilla and cream
  6. Pour half into each ramekin
  7. Place the ramekins into a baking dish
  8. Fill up halfway with water to create a Bain Marie
  9. Bake for 35 minutes

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40 thoughts on “Recipe For Croissant And Blueberry Pudding

  1. That pudding looks like a lovely treat!

    I’m hosting a giveaway over at my blog and would love for you to stop by and participate.

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    Looking forward to seeing you there.

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    1. thanks for the visit Trisha, I will pop over later during the day 🙂

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  2. I have a joke about tortoises……it’s long! 🙂

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    1. LOL 🙂

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  3. The croissant pudding looks great with blueberries…tortoises…in spite of liking it, I never thought in having one as a pet 🙂
    Hope you are having a great week Tandy!

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    1. thanks Juliana, and I wish you a great week as well 🙂

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  4. Have spent hours catching up here. I have a very soft spot for that torty 🙂 xxx

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    1. and your naughty puppy has stopped hurting her! xox

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  5. My Aunt in Germany has a pet tortoise. She used to have a harness and lead for it, but she also drilled a hole in its shell and attached curling ribbon so she could find it when she took him to the allotment. That is the sane side of the family!

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    1. I am having a giggle, only because I used to put a lead on my kitten and take her walking when we took the puppy to the beach 🙂

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  6. Awww I love watching tortoises eat! I had a neighbour who reminded me of a tortoise too, he was a sweet guy 😀

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    1. I have a very weird image in my head right now 🙂

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  7. we had a tortoise when we were kids, can’t for the life of me think what it’s name was. How terrible is that!

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    1. Don’t worry, I have the same problem with far more recent events 🙂

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  8. Looks wonderfully tasty. Not the tortoise don’t worry.

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    1. close to where we live, tortoises form a part of people’s daily diet!

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  9. Very nice, Tandy 🙂 Great recipe and nice pet (poor Livingstone though…) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. this is the easiest pet in the world to own as you don’t even have to feed them 🙂

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  10. I had no idea eagles would prey on a tortoise! Hope Stanley’s hibernation is long and restful.

    Lovely pudding!

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    1. we have a lot of birds of prey here and they can pick up the babies quite easily 🙂

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  11. Aww, pet tortoise! What fun! And how easy to care for, haha. That pudding looks pretty darn good, too. I love croissants!

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    1. very easy to care for!

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  12. What a cute tortoise! So sad about Livingstone though. 🙁 Love the croissant and blueberry pudding. Just in time for our blueberry season here. Yum!

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    1. lucky you to be going into fresh blueberry season 🙂

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  13. Great names for the tortoises, shame about Livingstone 🙁 What a very lovely and posh bread and butter type pudding…yum!

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    1. I could not resist when it came to naming them!

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  14. I love all bread puddings to begin with but this looks especially delicious and decadent!

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    1. thanks Joanne, and it is a great way to use up any left over croissants 🙂

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  15. Love your tortoises’ names. My sister and I had one each, Tommy and Theresa. 😉 Yummy recipe.

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    1. I love those names! Hope you manage crossing the streets today with ease 🙂

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  16. Our poor tortoise died last summer – I do miss it lumbering around the garden. Hardly cuddly but a quiet companion nonetheless.

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    1. that is so sad Sally! I love having her around 🙂

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  17. The names of the torties was perfectly chosen!

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    1. thank you Claire 🙂

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  18. Sorry to hear about your one tortie Tandy – very sad. It seems our little female has also gone missing. This is a lovely pud – a jazzy version of a bread and butter pud.
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. I once lost Stanley for three months during winter! They manage to hide in the most obscure places. I hope you find yours.

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  19. I’m so surprised that eagles like tortoises – to eat that is. I certainly prefer your croissant and blueberry pudding:)

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    1. I am pleased to hear that! I think that the Cape Eagles eat what is in their region, and that would be tortoises and Cape Cobras 🙂

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  20. You have a tortoise… That is just too cool 🙂
    Just like this croissant pudding!

    Cheers
    CCU

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    1. thanks CCU! I am hoping to get a few more tortoises this year 🙂

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