Bread and Butter Pudding

Bread and Butter Pudding
Today I’d like to share a simple and easy recipe for Bread & Butter Pudding.
But before I get to the recipe I’d like to share some fun facts about Bread & Butter Pudding.
Did you know that Bread and Butter Pudding can be traced back to the early 11th and 12th centuries as Chefs & Cooks were looking for ways to use stale leftover bread instead of it going to waste? In the 13th century, Bread & Pudding became very popular in England & continues to be to this very day & a favourite of British Cuisine. Back in the day, Bread & Butter Pudding was referred to as ‘Poor Mans Pudding’ as it was a favourite dessert for the lower classes.
So now to the recipe which serves 6
4 eggs
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/4 ground cinnamon
2 cups milk
300ml thin cream
8 thick slices white bread crusts removed
40g softened butter
1/2 cup sultanas
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Vanilla ice cream to serve
1 preheat oven to 180c or 160c fan forced,grease a 5cm deep,17cm × 28cm (base) baking dish.Whisk eggs caster sugar vanilla essence cinnamon milk & cream in a bowl.
2 spread both sides of the bread with butter & cut in half diagonally & arrange half the bread in rows in the baking dish & sprinkle with half of the sultanas & repeat with remaining bread & sultanas.
3 pour egg mixture over bread evenly making sure all bread is covered, sprinkle with brown sugar and bake for 30 -35 minutes until golden brown & set.
4 serve with ice cream.
So easy to prepare & cook, so why not give this delicious baked pudding recipe a go & find out why it has remained a favourite for so many years.
Chef Steve