Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Bread and Butter Pudding

My sister made this recipe last night, from an article in the Independent on Sunday and we all declared that this was the BEST EVER Bread and Butter Pudding. The bread stayed moist, and was lovely to eat. Do try!

Picture courtesy of the Independent on Sunday / Lisa Barber


Bread and butter pudding
By Skye Gyngell
Serves 6-8

1 tbsp apricot liqueur

A small handfuls of sultanas

150g/5oz caster sugar

4 eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

300ml/10fl oz double cream

300ml/10fl oz whole milk

8 thin slices of white bread, crusts removed

60g/2 1/2oz unsalted butter, softened

Pouring cream, to serve

Heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas4. Now warm the apricot liqueur slightly over a low heat in a small heavy-based pan. Place in a small bowl and pour over the sultanas. Leave to steep while you prepare the other ingredients. (we didn't do the apricot liquer thing, and soaked the sultanas in water - although you could add another flavour?)


Make the custard by placing the sugar and eggs in a bowl, along with the vanilla extract and whisk together until pale and creamy. Add the cream and milk and stir to combine. Pass through a fine sieve into a jug.


Butter the bread on one side and layer the slices in a medium-sized, ovenproof dish with the macerated sultanas scattered in-between. Pour over the custard and leave to stand for 15 minutes.


Stand the dish in a large oven tray and pour in enough water to come halfway up the sides. Carefully place in the hot oven and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Serve with the pouring cream.

6 comments:

Christy said...

yum! looks so awesome!

smilernpb said...

Looks nice, I might have to try this.

craftyclaire said...

Thank you, and you really should try it, it is delicious.

two hippos said...

The bread and butter pub looks and founds fab! I can vouch for the make lounge, a brilliant place.

Anonymous said...

Hi I just came across this article using one of my images, could you credit it with a link to my website www.lisabarber.co.uk thanks Lisa

craftyclaire said...

Of course, no problem, Claire.