A Good Aul Bread & Butter Pudding Recipe

There’s nothing quite like a cosy dessert, especially when it’s miserable out. Bread & Butter Pudding is most definitely that! Whilst we’re all stuck indoors, it’s important to keep ourselves occupied and mentally stimulated. So, over the next while, I’m going to be challenging you to do a variety of creative bits and bobs with me to keep us all busy! Today we’re starting off with a basic Bread & Butter Pudding recipe. It should be fairly straightforward. That is, I can make it and I once had the Gardaí show up because I burned pasta. The other fantastic thing about this dessert is that the ingredients are fairly simple. The list should consist of things you might already have in your press and things the shops should be keeping stock of whilst we’re going through this difficult period. Let’s get started:

In theory this serves 8, but I’m naturally of the opinion it serves 1.

In total this should take 20 minutes to prepare, 40 minutes to cook and 5 minutes to demolish.

Your Ingredient List:

  • 1 Bread Loaf -just enough to make 4 layers in your dish.
  • 200g Caster Sugar
  • 1 Shot of Baileys
  • 1 Shot of whatever Whiskey is in the press.
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 150ml Hot Water. -the kind that you’ve boiled, not the particularly good looking kind.
  • 300ml Milk
  • 75-90g Sultanas -as many as you like
  • 60g Butter
  • 50ml Cream

So, first things first; wash your hands! We should all be doing that anyway, but in case you’ve missed the 50 reminders a day… Also pop the oven onto 180 degrees or Gas Mark 4

Let’s get cracking on the sultanas. Chuck them into a bowl with a healthy “shot” of whiskey and 150ml of hot water for 30 mins to soak.

Here’s what we had in our press.

Onto the bread: Cut all the crusts off and chuck them into the garden for the wee birdies. Cover the slices of bread in butter just how I like my *redacted*.

Once the sultanas are quite done having a whiskey bath, start to layer the bread and sultanas until there’s about 4 layers.

Stick a pot on the stove, pop in the milk and cream and bring them to a boil.

In a bowl beat the eggs and sugar together. Slowly add in the creamy milky mix. Chuck in a bit of cinnamon and a shot of Baileys for flavour.

Pour the mixture over the bread and sultana layers. Pop the dish into the oven for 40 minutes.

Serve up with ice cream or cream. Eat sat like a potato on the couch!

Looking forward to seeing all your Bread & Butter Pudding pics!

Lots of Love, Katherine xx