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Bread and Butter Pudding

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Bread & butter pudding

Photography by Steve Brown

Bread & butter pudding

If you haven't had bread and butter pudding for ages, today's the day!

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 12 slices white bread
  • 50g sultanas
  • 4 eggs, plus 4 egg yolks
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 300ml thin cream
  • 300ml thickened cream
  • 1 vanilla pod, split, seeds scraped
  • 3 tbs thin-cut marmalade


  1. Lightly butter a 2-litre baking dish. Butter the bread, remove the crusts, then cut each slice into 2 triangles. Arrange triangles in layers in the dish, then sprinkle the sultanas in between layers. Don't put any sultanas on the top layer as they will burn.
  2. Whisk together the eggs, egg yolks and caster sugar. Place both creams in a saucepan with the vanilla pod and seeds and bring to scalding point. Pour cream over the egg mixture and whisk lightly to combine. Strain mixture over bread slices, making sure not to dislodge them. Set pudding aside for at least 30 minutes - this ensures that the pudding will be light and not stodgy.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  4. Place the baking dish in a large roasting pan and pour enough boiling water into the pan to come halfway up the sides of the baking dish.
  5. Cover the dish loosely with foil, place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and bake the pudding uncovered for a further 15 minutes or until golden
  6. Heat the marmalade in the microwave for about 40 seconds or in a small saucepan over low heat for 1-2 minutes until spreadable. Remove pudding from oven and use a pastry brush to spread marmalade over top. Return to oven for 2-3 minutes, then serve immediately.

Notes & tips

  • Substitute white bread for raisin toast or fruit loaf and leave out the sultanas.
  • Substitute the marmalade with your favourite jam.


delicious. - June 2004, Page 133
Recipe by Valli Little

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