Bread and Butter Pudding

"This is one of my favourite puddings, and a favourite of many other people who try it."
 
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Ready In:
3hrs 30mins
Ingredients:
9
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Grease a large ovenproof casserole dish with some of the butter.
  • Slice the bread and butter it.
  • Place them in layers in the bowl, sprinkling the fruit on top of each layer.
  • Whisk the eggs.
  • Whisk the milk, cream, sugar and vanilla essence.
  • Combine the eggs and the milk mixture.
  • pour on top of the bread and fruit and leave to soak for about 2 hours, (until the bread is saturated). If there isn't enough liquid to cover the bread, add more milk and/or cream.
  • Sprinkle the top with grated nutmeg.
  • Bake in a medium oven for approximately 1 hour.
  • The top should be golden brown, and the pudding will rise.
  • Serve.

Questions & Replies

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  1. nobleroyvin
    What does medium oven means?
     
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Reviews

  1. cooking_fan
    this was soo awesome and soooo easy. I omitted raisins as my 6yr old refuses to eat them and i spread raspberry jam on the bread instead. turned out amazing. so smooth and yummy and sweet, just the way i like it!
     
  2. Savvy Sewlal
    This was fantastic! I didn't have much time for it to soak, but it came out great. I omitted the nutmeg and sprinkled the top with cinnamon sugar. I was introduced to this idea by a British friend and it is now a regular "pudding" in our house. Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. Anna in the Philipp
    Great recipe, easy to make and tastes fantasatic. I only left it to soak for 1 hour but it was fine. It's my husbands favorite dessert and he approved!
     
  4. Brit Bird
    This was absolutely delicious! The bread and butter pudding Ive ever had is very dense and heavy so it was nice to have a light and fluffy alternative. I made a few moderations, I had 3 hot cross buns to use up (it being that time of year!!) so I used those for the bottom layer, I found I only had about a quarter cup of sultanas in the house, but I did have a bar of milk chocolate cooking chocolate :o), so I broke that into squares and put half on top, then I did a layer of bread, sprinkled the sultanas on top and added the remaining chocolate before adding the final layer of bread. I didnt use nutmeg as Im not that keen on it, so I used sugar instead. I also needed to use an extra pint of milk. It turned out really well, and was lovely getting yummy bits of melted chocolate through it :o) Thanks for the brilliant recipe, I shall certainly be making it again. PS, sorry forgot to add, I only soaked it for an hour because I didnt have much time and found it was fine. But will probably try soaking it for the full two hours next time.
     
  5. Lieutenant Ducky
    What a wonderful pudding! It was such a treat, and an awesome way to use up stale bread. I used currants, and didn't really keep track of how much butter I used- just enough to butter one side of each slice rather generously and grease the dish. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly and it was great- it even looked pretty! The only thing I might do next time is add another 1-2 TBSP sugar to boost the taste a little. Thanks for sharing this outstanding recipe! :)
     
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  1. cooking_fan
    this was soo awesome and soooo easy. I omitted raisins as my 6yr old refuses to eat them and i spread raspberry jam on the bread instead. turned out amazing. so smooth and yummy and sweet, just the way i like it!
     
  2. Brit Bird
    This was absolutely delicious! The bread and butter pudding Ive ever had is very dense and heavy so it was nice to have a light and fluffy alternative. I made a few moderations, I had 3 hot cross buns to use up (it being that time of year!!) so I used those for the bottom layer, I found I only had about a quarter cup of sultanas in the house, but I did have a bar of milk chocolate cooking chocolate :o), so I broke that into squares and put half on top, then I did a layer of bread, sprinkled the sultanas on top and added the remaining chocolate before adding the final layer of bread. I didnt use nutmeg as Im not that keen on it, so I used sugar instead. I also needed to use an extra pint of milk. It turned out really well, and was lovely getting yummy bits of melted chocolate through it :o) Thanks for the brilliant recipe, I shall certainly be making it again. PS, sorry forgot to add, I only soaked it for an hour because I didnt have much time and found it was fine. But will probably try soaking it for the full two hours next time.
     

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