Preheat oven to 180°C or 350°C For OTG pre-heat it for 15 mins. with both rods on.
Prepare a baking tray/dish, brush with little butter.
Cut bread in cubes or slices as you want to layer it.
6-7 Bread Slices
Layer the slices in a baking dish. Pour melted butter over it. Refer pics in post.
2 tbsp Melted Butter(unsalted)
Spread orange marmalade on slices(if using).
1-2 tbsp Orange Marmalade
Now add chopped mixed dried fruits, nuts. I have used figs and apricots. So I soaked it in warm water for a couple of minutes before adding.
½ Cup Mixed Nuts, ½ Cup Dried Fruits
Spread some custard over it.
Add one more layer of bread slices. Top it with more nuts and dried fruits.
Finally add add about ½ Cup Custard or as required over the bread slices.
1½ Cup Custard or as required
Sprinkle brown sugar over it. I also like to add almond meal or coarsely powdered nut over it. It gives a nice crunchy caramel taste to the pudding.
1 tbsp Brown Sugar, 1 tbsp Almond Meal or coarse mixed nut powder
Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 mins. at 180°C or 350°F
Once done, take out and let it cool a bot and serve warm with custard and fruits.