There are always opportunities to make bread & butter pudding in this household. Since it’s just the two of us, we almost always have more than half a loaf of near expiring bread in our kitchen.
Bread & butter pudding is easy to make and so delicious in spite of the minimal effort involved. I love it!
# – Luxurious bread & butter pudding.
I’ve posted a bread & butter pudding recipe before, but this is quite different. Like the title of this post, it’s a lot more luxurious and tastes rightly so ;)
300ml of milk 1 vanilla pod (or 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence) 40 grams of demerara sugar (or ordinary granulated sugar) 8 slices of white bread A handful of raisins 50 grams of butter 3 eggs 150 ml of whipping cream 3 tablespoon of apricot jam A handful of sliced almonds
# – Throw in the sugar, vanilla seeds from as well its pod into a saucepan on medium heat. Pour the milk in.
# – Stir until the mixture is almost boiling and the sugar has dissolved. Turn off the heat.
# – Set the mixture aside to cool while you continue with other tasks.
# – Cut the bread slices across into triangular shapes.
# – Butter the bread. You can butter both front & back if you’re hardcore like that.
# – Arrange the bread slices in a baking tin, like this.
# – Then sprinkle a handful of raisins all over the bread slices.
# – In the meantime, break the eggs into the whipping cream.
# – Beat until combined.
# – Then pour in the milk mixture prepared earlier into the egg mixture. Make sure the vanilla pod has been removed. Stir.
# – Next, pour the mixture all over the bread. Set aside for 30 minutes to allow the bread to absorb all the milky, creamy goodness.
# – Put the baking tin into a larger tin filled half way up with water and stick them into a preheated oven at 170 degrees celcius for 45 minutes or until set. You are essentially steaming and baking at the same time with this method.
# – When done, brush apricot jam all over the crust to glaze.
# – Then sprinkle a handful of almond slices all over the top.
# – Stick it under the grill for 10 minutes to brown (top rack of oven, on grill mode).
# – Luxurious bread & butter pudding, DONE!
# – Serve with more whipping cream, ice cream or custard sauce.
# – Yummy!
Soft & creamy in the middle with a crispy, fruity crust. This recipe is enough for 4 but we hoovered everything up in a matter of minutes, just the two of us.
What better way to make use of stale bread? Have fun baking!