Christmas Bread & Butter Pudding - A delicious way to use up stale bread - Christmas craft along...

Hello friends.  I have something a little unusual to share with you today.  I'm not really sure if cooking counts as a craft, but I thought it would make a nice change to do something different.   I always like to cook a nice roast for Sunday lunch and finish it off with some kind of homemade pudding.  During the week we try to be a bit more healthy, so the weekend is time for treating ourselves, especially as it's almost Christmas.

Although I do love to cook, I am not really much of a baker.  All that faffing around weighing stuff and being precise, it's just not me.  I like to experiment and just chuck stuff in when I'm cooking, so I tend to stick to a few deserts that I can make, without needing to check a recipe or watch Youtube.  Bread and Butter Pudding is one of my goto puddings, as it's so simple and can be adapted to suit your mood.  One of our favourite ways of making it is with chocolate spread sandwiches.  So yummy!  So I thought why not try and make a Christmassy version.  The finished pudding was so delicious, I knew you would like to try it to, so here it is...

Christmas Bread & Butter Pudding

Ingredients (serves 6)

8 slices of bread (slightly stale is best)
Soft butter
2 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp mincemeat
A handful of dried cranberries
Orange marmalade
2 eggs
2 cups milk (or 1 cup milk, 1 cup double cream)
Icing sugar
Brandy cream

  • Grease a medium sized oven dish
  • Butter each slice of bread and lay half of them butter side down in the dish
  • Spread the other side thickly with marmalade and dot the mincemeat over the top
  • Sprinkle with cranberries
  • Lay the remaining slices of bread on top butter side up
  • In a jug whisk the eggs, milk and sugar and pour over the top of your bread slices
  • Leave for 30 minutes to allow the bread to soak up all of the custard mixture (the pudding can be frozen at this point if you want to make it in advance)
  • Bake in a medium hot oven for 30 minutes, until golden brown.  (160°C or 320°F)

Sprinkle with icing sugar...

...and serve with Brandy cream for extra decadence... 

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I hope you will give this recipe a try.  What do you like to cook at Christmas?  Let me know in the comments below and make sure to subscribe for more posts like this...



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  1. Bread and butter pudding is indeed a delicious and simple dessert! Yours looks really good. I make it occasionally too. It's really good with brioche too if you've run out of bread!

    1. Yes using brioche is a great idea Sandra, that would make it extra delicious...

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    1. Thank you, we will be making this one again for sure...


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