I hesitate before publishing this post. You are about to be exposed to (if not, already have been forced to see) some ugly, ugly pudding pics. There wasn't a lot to work with because aesthetics was of no concern in the process of construction. Coupled with that was poor lighting and just all round lack of effort with presentation.
Result? Ugliness. I'm sorry!
But I promise the pudding tasted good.
We were originally inspired by an episode of Huey's but as is usual with spontaneous rush jobs, we ended up doing 'whatever'.
Instead of fancy panettone, we used spicy fruit loaf. Hopefully, that gives you an idea of how much the recipe was 'toned down' for budget household consumption.
Bread and Butter Pudding
- 8 slices of raisin toast or fruit loaf
- butter, softened to room temperature
- 5 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup of caster sugar
- 1 cup of cream
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- jam to serve
1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
2. Butter the bread on both sides and layer them in a baking dish.3. Whisk the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl. Set aside for the time being.4. In a non-stick saucepan, bring the milk, cream and vanilla extract to the boil and turn the heat off immediately.
5. Whilst whisking constantly, slowly pour the hot milk and cream mixture into the egg yolk mixture until completely incorporated.6. Pour this custard mix over the bread.
7. Bake in the oven for 20-30min or so until the custard is set and the top is slightly crunchy.
8. Serve warm with jam.
We only had jam but if you're lucky and resourceful, this pudding would go ape with extra custard, ice-cream or thickened cream.
You could add some extra spice to the pudding in the form of cinnamon or nutmeg but our bread was already 'spiced' so we kept it simple.
Like I said, the pudding looks shabby but it was so easy to make and it tasted great. Awesome TV food. The top was toasted and underneath it was wobbly, creamy and festive.