I cooked these tonight and they were too yummy not to share.
Drain tuna, reserving 2 tablespoons of the oil.
Heat the oil in frying pan, add garlic and cook until fragrant.
Add chilli and wine....cook uncovered until wine almost evaporated.
Lightly butter a 2lt baking dish.
Butter the bread, cut off the crusts, then cut each slice into 2 triangles.
Arrange in layers in the dish, sprinkling with chopped dates between the layers, but none on the top.
Whisk together eggs and sugar in a big jug.
Heat cream, milk and vanilla pods in saucepan until almost boiling.
Strain out the pods and quickly whisk hot liquid into the egg mixture to combine.
Pour carefully over the bread slices.
Sit for at least 30 minutes before baking (for a lovely light texture - not stodgy)
then bake for 30 mins in 180 oven in a large roasting pan which has been filled with boiling water halfway up the sides of the baking dish.
The last of my holiday snaps to share - all from Eyre Peninsula SA:
Our tent site at Port Lincoln - right on the water. We would sit and watch the big fishing boats coming and going out to sea.....just a magic spot!