Gem’s one pot wonders – Luxury Bread and Butter Pudding
We have all have very sweet teeth here at GemLife – so what better way to hide from the winter months than by stuffing oneself silly with delicious desserts? This pudding is traditional, incredibly easy, and 100% mouth-watering. Pair it with some vanilla custard and you’re well on your way for a post-meal snooze in front of the TV.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 mins.
- 4 eggs
- ¼ cup caster sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 cups milk
- 300ml pure cream
- 8 thick slices of bread (you can choose whether to remove crusts or not)
- 40g butter, softened
- ½ cup sultanas (or chocolate chips if you prefer)
- 2 tbsp golden sugar
- 3 tbsp marmalade (optional)
- Custard or ice cream to serve (optional)
- Preheat oven to 180°c/160°c fan-forced. Grease a baking dish.
- Whisk eggs, caster sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, milk, and cream in a bowl.
- Spread both sides of each bread slice with butter. Cut each slice in half diagonally.
- Arrange half of the triangles in rows in prepared dish.
- Sprinkle with half the sultanas. Repeat with remaining bread and sultanas.
- Pour egg mixture over bread. Sprinkle with golden sugar and cover with marmalade if using.
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden and set.
- Serve with hot or cold custard.
Chef’s top tips:
- Originally, this recipe was used with old and stale bread that was left-over. You can use fresh bread, stale bread, hot-cross buns, brioche or even panettone!
- It’s citrus season! If you’re green-fingered and have citrus plants on-hand, consider making some homemade jam or marmalade to top your pudding before you bake.
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