Delicious and easy bread pudding using Greek sweet Easter bread called Tsoureki, and a Greek yoghurt and fresh orange custard. Drizzled on top is a gorgeous chocolate sauce made in minutes.
I wasn’t going to share this recipe on this side of the blog. I thought that it might be too hard for people to find tsoureki in countries other than Greece. However, it seems that yes, you can find tsoureki in shops with Greek products and on the internet. Worst case scenario you could probably substitute it with challah or another sweet bread. Although I would definitely suggest you try your hardest to find the real deal, as its fragrance is like no other due to the mahleb (mahlepi) it contains. That is a spice made from seeds found in the stones of a particular type of cherry. And I only just found that out while looking up how to spell it!
The custard I have used is made with Greek yoghurt, olive oil and fresh oranges. It is absolutely delicious, and is basically the cream that is used in the classic Greek dessert Portokalopita (orange pie).
To top it all off, I’ve made an instant chocolate sauce with olive oil and salt, because chocolate and orange is a match made in heaven, especially when there’s tsoureki involved. So don’t skip it!
There. Now you know what to do with your leftover tsoureki. Hahahaha, an oxymoron if ever there was one!