Some of the stuff I get to do at work is pretty awesome. Like visiting my local Sunrise care home in Esher to take pictures of this beautiful creature:
Not only does Sunrise Senior Living let their residents have pets, but they’re also famed for their delicious food. So whilst I was there I picked up a free recipe card to make bread and butter pudding.
I bought all of the ingredients locally and even managed to use up some of the white bread that was going stale.
This really is one of the easiest puddings I’ve ever made so it’s scored big points with me (aka, someone who dislikes slaving over a hot stove when they get in from work).
Anyway, here’s how I made mine.
Stage one: prepping the bread
I started by cutting the crusts off of 8 slices of bread (two more than stated to fill my baking dish) and buttered each slice. I then laid enough bread to cover one layer of the dish and sprinkled raisins evenly over each slice. I then repeated this with the second layer until the dish was full:
Stage two: creating the sauce mixture
In a separate bowl, I whisked together two eggs and 20g of caster sugar until a golden/pale yellow colour.
Into this mixture I poured 60g of milk and 20g of (half fat) double cream. Once folded together, I poured this over the layered bread:
Stage three: cooking
Once you’ve done this, it really is just a case of putting it in the oven and playing the waiting game. I set my cooker alarm for 30 minutes because we have a fan assisted oven, but you might need to cook your pudding for the full 40 minutes.
And voila! Here is the bread and butter pudding fresh out the oven:
It really is that simple to cook.
My pudding was all puffy and gooey when it first came out the oven. But don’t worry if it deflates; it’s supposed to do that.
Don’t forget to serve your pudding with vanilla custard. I had Alpro Soya Vanilla Custard with mine because I still prefer the taste to dairy custard.
The eggs gave the mixture a souffle texture which was yummy, and the brown sugar added a sweet crust to the top layer and outer edges.
For a pudding which took little effort to produce, this is a pretty good week night pud to whip up for your friends and family.