Project Description

bread butter

Full Recipe in Details

As the weather cools my heart and stomach long for comfort food. Some that come to mind are a hearty tomato, rosemary and lamb stew, slow cooked sweet and sour pork and of course yummy hot deserts like apple/pear crumble and bread pudding!

I have included a recipe this week for one of my favourites, Bread and butter pudding. Feel free to include apples, strawberries and pears for extra fruitiness, healthiness and flavour. Add banana and a mixture of white, milk and dark chocolate chips instead of raisins for a deliciously decadent version. I also like to use sweet spice instead of cinnamon for extra flavour.

INGREDIENTS
  • ½ cup sultanas or raisins (or use spiced raisin bread)

  • 2 tbsp. brandy or cognac (optional but recommended!), warmed

  • 4-5 eggs

  • 300 ml pouring cream

  • 300 ml milk

  • ¼ cup caster sugar

  • 1 orange, finely grated rind only

  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds only

  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon

  • thick slices of day-old white, sourdough, croissant or rye bread

  • 40 – 60 gm soft butter, plus extra for greasing

  • 1 tbsp. demerara sugar (use malt syrup if no sugar is required)

GUIDE / INSTRUCTIONS
  • Combine sultanas and brandy in a small bowl and set aside to cool.

  • Combine eggs, cream, milk, caster sugar, orange rind, vanilla seeds and cinnamon in a jug. Whisk vigorously to combine and set aside.

  • Spread both sides of bread slices with butter and halve lengthways. Scatter one third of the brandied sultanas into a lightly greased 1-litre capacity ovenproof dish. Trim bread slices to fit dish and layer, scattering remaining brandied sultanas between each layer.

  •  Pour cream mixture evenly over bread slices and stand until bread has completely absorbed cream mixture (about 1 hour).

  • Preheat oven to 180C. Scatter some sugar or honey over pudding and bake until golden and custard is firm (30-40 minutes).

  • Serve immediately (or at room temperature the next day), lightly dusted with icing sugar, and with scoops of vanilla ice-cream or vanilla yogurt on the side, if desired.

NOTES

Have a super week ahead and enjoy eating well and staying healthy!