Bread and Butter Pudding

Did you know that bread is one of the most commonly wasted foods in the home?  Why not turn your leftover or slightly stale bread into a comforting and delicious Bread and Butter Pudding.  Your guests will love you for it!


500g white thick sliced bread

250ml semi skimmed milk

4 medium eggs

1 lemon

300ml double cream

5ml vanilla flavouring

85g soft light brown sugar

75g sultanas

50g unsalted butter

10g caster sugar

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  1. Cut the crusts from the bread slices.
  2. To make the custard, heat the milk, cream and vanilla in a pan to just before boiling point.
  3. Separate 2 eggs and put the egg whites aside (keep them for meringues!). Mix the yolks with the 2 whole eggs and whisk together with the sugar.
  4. Slowly pour the warm milk mixture into the eggs, stirring continuously until smooth.
  5. Butter an ovenproof dish.
  6. Butter both sides of the bread using a knife and cut into triangles. Lay half of the bread slices in the bottom of the dish.
  7. Zest the lemon over the top of the spread and sprinkle with sultanas. Lay the rest of the bread slices over the fruit.
  8. Pour the custard over the bread and leave to soak.
  9. When the custard has soaked in, sprinkle the caster sugar over the top and bake for 35 minutes at 160°C until golden brown.
  10.  Portion and serve.