Hugh Jackman’s Favorite Foods Revealed: “Logan” Star Shares Handwritten Mum’s Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

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Hugh Jackman looks amazing with his ripped and chiseled physique. The Australian actor is internationally acclaimed for his roles in various film genres. There is a lot of excitement around his upcoming 2017 film, Logan, in which he reprises his role as the Wolverine.

We’ve seen the actor in the romantic-comedy film, Kate & Leopold (2001), and the thriller, Prisoners (2013), and the diversity of his performances is amazing.

The actor’s recent posts on Instagram hints on him being a connoisseur of his favorite foods, and this post on Instagram reveals how much he cherishes his family recipes.

The caption says it all, “One of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received is from my Mum. She hand wrote a journal of the recipes for all my favorite foods she made us growing up. Here’s bread & butter pudding. Love you Mum.”

The handwritten recipe is indeed a treasure, and being able to recreate the food moment must have been special for Jackman. The actor also seems to believe in healthy eating. This Instagram post with the caption reveals his protein loaf creation, “Doing my best @jamieoliver impression!”

Doing my best @jamieoliver impression!

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The protein loaf is a wheat-free, gluten-free and tasty version of protein bread, which according to celebrity chef and restaurateur, Jamie Oliver,makes a great portable breakfast.

What are Jackman’s food indulgences? What are his favorite foods? Keep reading and find out more.

Hugh Jackman’s Favorite Foods

Jackman confesses that he’s always been a foodie. He said to Grub Street, “I don’t know if it’s cool or not, or trendy or whatever, but I’ve always been a foodie. I remember when I was young, the only thing I ever dreamed of — it wasn’t cars or houses or trips — the only thing I wanted money for was to be able to walk into any restaurant I wanted and order anything off the menu, without having to worry about it.”

He also admits that he can bake well, and loves bread in the morning. He would probably prefer to bake his favorite banana bread to accompany his morning coffee. This YouTube video shows Jackman baking the banana bread with businesswoman, writer, and television personality, Martha Stewart.

The actor also likes the taste of South Korean cuisine. His favorite dish is the ginger fried rice, a masterpiece of popular restaurateur, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and his wife, Marja. The couple presents South Korean cuisine on the television series, The Kimchi Chronicles.

How to Make the Bread and Butter Pudding

Many fans are sure to be thanking Jackman’s mom for the family recipe. The recipe requires six thin slices of brown bread spread with butter and orange marmalade. A handful of sultanas, and freshly grated nutmeg.

For the custard, you will need, one and half pints of whole milk, three level tablespoons of caster sugar, six eggs, and one teaspoon of vanilla extract.

You will also need an ovenproof dish. Quarter the slices of bread, layer the bread, butter, and sultanas in the dish. Beat the eggs and sugar together. Heat the milk and stir it into the egg mixture with the vanilla. Pour the custard over the bread and sultanas. Top with freshly grated nutmeg. Stand dish in a roasting pan of cold water. Bake at 320°F (160°C) for about an hour or until the custard is set. Serve warm.

Family recipes are a real treasure—especially if they come in a journal handwritten by your very own mother. The handwritten family recipe shared by Hugh Jackman is a definite treat for his fans.


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