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Bread and butter pudding topped with currants in a dish on a wire rack. Tried & Tested

Classic bread and butter pudding

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A yummy winter pudding to warm you up on a cold day. Delicious buttery bread, coated in a creamy custard and scattered with raisins…bliss.

Key Information

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  • Serves:8
  • Skill level:medium

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Ingredients

  • 8 8 Bread wholemeal, slices
  • 25g 1 oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 50g 1⅞ oz Sultanas
  • 2tsp 2tsp Cinnamon ground
  • 350ml 11⅞ fl oz Milk (whole)
  • 50ml 1¾ fl oz Double cream
  • 2 2 Egg(s) (free range)
  • 25g 1 oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we like Billington's)
  • Nutmeg grated

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  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Butter a pie dish. Cut the crusts off the bread, spread one side of each slice with butter, then cut into triangles.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 8 8 Bread wholemeal, slices
    • 25g 1 oz Butter (unsalted)
  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Arrange a layer of bread in the dish, add some of the sultanas and sprinkle with cinnamon, repeat until all the bread is used.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 50g 1⅞ oz Sultanas
    • 2tsp 2tsp Cinnamon ground
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Warm the milk and cream in a pan until hot but not boiling.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 350ml 11⅞ fl oz Milk (whole)
    • 50ml 1¾ fl oz Double cream
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Whisk the eggs and sugar until pale, then add the warm milk and cream and stir.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 2 2 Egg(s) (free range)
    • 25g 1 oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we like Billington's)
  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Pour the custard over the bread and sprinkle with sugar and a little nutmeg. Leave to stand for 30  minutes.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Nutmeg grated
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas mark 4), then place the bread pudding on a baking sheet then into the oven.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Bake, with the lid down, for approximately 45 minutes, until the top in golden brown.

  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Serve with cream or vanilla ice cream.