Bread and Butter Pudding
This is not your typical 'bread and butter pudding' where slices of bread are buttered, instead melted butter is mixed in with the sugar and egg mixture.
10 slices bread
1 1/4 cups milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons mixed spice
1 large egg, beaten
1 cup chopped dried mixed fruit
1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- Trim the crusts from bread, save crusts for another use or discard. Tear bread into pieces, place in a large bowl and cover with milk. Let rest 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Generously butter a 1 1/2-quart baking dish.
- Beat melted butter, sugar, mixed spice and egg together until smooth. Beat together with soaked bread and milk. Stir in dried fruit and orange zest. Pour into prepared dish and sprinkle with nutmeg.
- Bake in preheated oven 60 minutes, or until set.
Makes 4 servings.