Whilst bread and butter pudding in itself is a very basic dessert, it’s one that is very close to my heart. As a child I often spent part of the school holidays with my grandmother (mom’s mom) and would get whisked away to her house for the occasional weekend as a treat. Most of my happiest childhood memories are of spending time with her, swimming at Bronte Beach and learning to cook in her funny little kitchen with it’s uneven floor and cupboards, chairs and table all decked out in deep blues and greens. It’s the first pudding that I can ever remember her teaching me how to cook.
d away very recently, which has saddened me a greatly. I would have loved for her to have met Chris, I think they would have liked eachother. I cant help but smile though as I think about her, and how very blessed I am to have such wonderful memories of her and for all the time and love she gave to me when I was younger.
Recipe for Bread and Butter Pudding
- 6 slices of bread
- Butter for spreading
- 2 eggs
- 1.75 cups milk
- 0.5 cups raisins
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 0.5 teaspoons nutmeg
- 0.5 teaspoons vanila extract
- Preheat oven to 180°C/360°F
- Butter the bread and cut each slice into quarters or fingers. You can remove the crusts if you want to however I prefer to leave them on as I like the way they cook up.
- In a bowl, beat the milk, eggs, sugar and vanilla extract together.
- Place a layer of the buttered bread into the bottom of an oven proof dish
- Sprinke with some of the raisins.
- Add another layer of bread and then more raisins
- Continue until all the bread and raisins have been used.
- Gently pour in the milk mixture.
- Sprinkle the top with a little nutmeg
- Pop it into the oven for approx 40 minutes
- It’s ready when the top is golden and the custard has set and a knife comes out clean
I also like to do variations of this pudding as well.
- Generously spread each slice of bread with strawberry or raspberry jam and cut the amount of sugar used down to 2 teaspoons.
- Spread each slice of bread with marmalade and substitute mixed peel for the raisins, and again reduce the amount of sugar.
Other variations of this pudding that you might also like, that I haven’t yet tried but sound pretty yummy are Banana Bread and Butter Pudding, Rich Bread and Butter Pudding, Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding Recipe