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Mixed Berry Bread Pudding is a delicious overnight dessert, made with day
old French or Italian bread, strawberries, boysenberries, raspberries and blueberries; and topped with a sweet blueberry sauce that will feed a crowd for breakfast or brunch!

Prep time: 15 minsshutterstock_309101618
Cook time: 60 mins
Total time: 1 hour 15 mins
Serves: 10


12 slices day-old French or Italian bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
16 ounces cream cheese, cut into 1 inch cubes (Can use light)
1 ½ cups frozen Sujon Mixed Berries (can always use other favourite Sujon berries here!)
½ cup raisins

2Tbspn Custard Powder
2 cups milk (can use coconut or almond milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tbspn honey (can also use maple syrup)

Blueberry Sauce
1 cup frozen Sujon blueberries (can always use other favourite Sujon berries here!)
½ cup water/ OR apple/orange juice if you want sweeter sauce
2 tsp tapioca powder (can use arrowroot instead)
Optional – 2 Tbspn honey (can also use maple syrup)


  1. Bread: Grease casserole dish. Put half the bread cubes into the dish and top with the cream cheese cubes. Sprinkle 1 ½ cups of mixed berries over the cream cheese, and top with remaining bread cubes and raisens.
  2. Custard: Mix custard powder and sugar with ¼ cup (60mL) of the milk in a saucepan, stir until mixed in then add 1 ¾ cups milk (440ml) into the custard mixture. Heat to boiling, then simmer for 2-3 minutes or until thickened. Stir constantly. Pour over the bread cubes, cool first. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Remove the bread cube mixture from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before baking. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celcius.
  4. Cover, and bake 30 minutes. Uncover, and continue baking 25 to 30 minutes, until centre is firm and surface is lightly browned.
  5. Blueberry Sauce: Place the blueberries and water (or juice) In a saucepan over medium heat. Cook for 5-10 minutes, until bubbling. Slightly smash some of the blueberries with the back of a fork. In a small bowl, stir together the arrowroot powder and 1 Tbs. of water. Remove the saucepan of berries from the heat. While stirring constantly, add the arrowroot mixture into the blueberry mixture pour over the baked French toast. Sprinkle some of your favourite nuts on top & serve.


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Phil Hyatt challenges everyone to try the Gibb diet.

“About 6 months ago John Gibb tried to encourage me to include in my day-to-day diet, some blackcurrants. My answer was a bit dismissive and yes I love blackcurrants, believe in their goodness and often have a Blackcurrant drink etc but did nothing.  I had a similar lecture from John about three weeks ago so decided to give this chosen fruit of ours a go. I started having a small quantity of blackcurrants with my weet-bix in the morning, just a small handful.

After about three days Raewyn enquired if I was feeling any effect from my new diet, I did the usual dismissive answer but later in the day I thought I am feeling good today. That was two weeks ago and since then..

“I haven’t had so much energy for a long time, I feel great, am motivated more then ever”.

(Yesterday I left to go diving in the Sounds at 5am drove fblackcurrant click throughor 2 .5 hours, boating in rough waters for 4 hours, scuba dive for 2 hours then drive home cleaned up the boat, scallops and crayfish then went and finished mowing, spot spraying a block of blackcurrants).

I used to do that sort of thing all the time in my thirties not these days in my late fifties. There is something very special about this product and…

“I feel a bit stupid having grown blackcurrants for 30 years and never really given them a go. I challenge every one of you to try the Gibb diet”.

– Phill Hyat, Blackcurrant Grower for over 30 years, currently growing blackcurrants at Upper Moutere’s Sunrise Valley and at Tapawera in the Motueka Valley.

Editors note; Phil was eating Sujon Blackcurrants… The Sujon Team wonder how he’d feel if he had the Sujon Blackcurrant powder!

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