Bread and butter pudding is a traditional and popular dessert in British cuisine. Which is brought to India by British people. this pudding is famous as a winter pudding in British cuisine,because they serve this warm,you can enjoy this cold too,but it tastes great when it is warm.Making the egg and milk, cream mixture and pouring it on the bread is very importent in this recipe. Make sure that your egg mixture reached the last layer.And soaking the bread in the egg mixture atleast for 30 minutes(if possible you can soak it for 1 hour)is very importent.The treditional recipe contains only nutmeg and cinnamon for flavoring, adding vanilla is a new version.One day old bread will give a better texture to the pudding,I don't like this pudding with fresh bread.This Bread and butter pudding is my all time favorite,I can have it for any time like dinner,lunch,even for break fast.Check it out how I made...
Azeema, Bhagi, Champa, Gayathri Anand, Gayathri Kumar, Harini, Jay, Kamalika, Meena, Mina, Padma, PJ, Priya Mahadevan, Priya Suresh, Priya Vasu, Rujuta, Santosh, Saraswathi, Savitha, Shanavi, Smitha, Sowmya, Suma, Usha, Veena
Bread --- 10 slices
Butter --- 50 g
Sugar ---- 25 g
Milk ---- 350ml
Eggs ---- 2
Double cream -- 50ml
Raisins ---- 50 g
Cinnamon powder --- 1/4 tea sp
Nutmeg ---- 1/4 tea sp grated
Vanilla extract -- 1 tea sp
1. Heat the oven at 350degreeF or 180degreeC or gas mark 4 for 10 minutes.
2. Grease a 1 liter pie dish ( I used the foil tin that also worked well) With little butter.
3. Trim the crust of the bread and cut in to triangles or what ever shape you like and spread butter bothe sides and keep a side.
4.Now place the buttered bread slices in the pie tin like a layer,sprinkle half of the raisins evenly over the bread,Sprinkle little nutmeg,cinnamon.
5.Repeat the next layer with bread do the layers till the bread finished and top layer should be raisins.
6.In a pan mix milk and cream and heat till warm (no need to boil)
7.In a bowl beat eggs with 3/4 sugar and the vanilla extract till light and airy.
8.Pour the milk in to beaten eggs beat well to combine milk and eggs evenly.
9.Pour this egg and milk mixture over the layered bread slowly and evenly.Gently press the surface to push the bread in to the liquied .
10.Sprinkle the remaining sugar over the surface and leave it a side for 30 minutes.
11.Bake the pudding in a pre-heated oven for 40 to 45 minutes or till the top of the pudding turns in to goled brown and pudding well risen and the egg is set
12.Serve hot. I didn't serve any sauce or custard with this we enjoyed it hot with beautiful cinnamon flavour.
This is my entry for A.W.E.D - BRITISH at reva s Kaarasaaram event by DK