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English Bread and Butter Pudding

No recipe image available.English bread and butter pudding is made with layers of buttered bread, dried fruit, sugar and spice baked in an egg custard.

Recipe Ingredients:

Butter
8 slices (about 1-inch thick) day old home-style white bread
2 ounces (about 1/2 cup) sultanas (raisins)
Grated rind of one lemon
2 large eggs
Pinch of ground nutmeg or cinnamon
3 level tablespoons caster (granulated) sugar - divided use
1 pint (2 cups) vanilla-flavoured milk*

Cooking Directions:

  1. Remove crusts and reserve for another use, if desired. Spread a thin layer of butter on the bread and cut into 1-inch cubes. Place in lightly-buttered overproof dish, with alternate layers of sultanas mixed with the grated lemon rind.
  2. Beat eggs lightly with 2 tablespoons of sugar, the nutmeg or cinnamon and the milk. Pour custard over bread cube mixture; sprinkle remaining sugar over the top.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 30 minutes. Let cool slightly and enjoy! With this English-style dessert you do not need any other sauce.

Makes 4 servings.

*Or mix 1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla extract with plain milk.