Ultimate Winter Comfort – Bread and Butter Pudding

When it comes round to Autumn/Winter, there is nothing more I love to do than to sit down with a nice warm pudding, with some yummy warm vanilla custard and to put my feet up. To me one of the best parts of the Christmas season is the food, and in particular, the puddings. I have a few comfort puddings I love and one of them is a delicious Bread and Butter Pudding. This recipe today comes from Sunrise Senior Living, who specialise in assisted living in Eastbourne and other locations and have a great selection of simple recipes on their website. 

To make a yummy bread and butter pudding that serves 4 people, all you need is:

 6 slices of white bread, 30g salted butter,15g currants, 60ml semi-skimmed milk, 20ml double cream,20g caster sugar, ΒΌ lemon (zested), Pinch of ground nutmeg, 150ml vanilla custard, 2 eggs, 20g brown sugar

Now onto the method!

1. Preheat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas mark 4 and butter the baking dish. 

2. Butter the bread, cut the crusts off and arrange a layer at the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Top with half of the currants.

3. Repeat Step 2 until the slices of bread and currants have been used. 

4. In a separate bowl cream together the eggs with the sugar until pale yellow, then add the milk, double cream and lemon zest. 

5. Pour the mix over the bread making, ensuring all of the bread is covered. 

6. Sprinkle with nutmeg and brown sugar.

7. Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown.

8. Serve with vanilla custard and enjoy!

When I made this I ended up using 8 slices of bread as it fit my Lurpak brownie tin better, I added a drop of vanilla essence to the liquid and I opted for raisins instead of currants! As you can see it caught a little in the oven, but it still tasted yummy, especially with some warm vanilla custard on the side! Per serving this yummy pudding is about 258cals which is an okay pudding!

What is your favourite autumn/winter pudding? Do you make a good bread and butter pudding- do you have any secret ingredients?

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