Rich Bread And Butter Pudding

This Rich Bread and Butter Pudding is a British favourite and perfect after a Sunday roast. 

Rich Bread and Butter Pudding

Ingredients

6 tea buns or croissants or Panettone slices

55g (2 oz) butter

75g (3 oz) dried luxury mixed fruit

250ml (½  pint) double cream

250ml (½  pint) milk

55g (2 oz) caster sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 eggs

Decoration:

Sifted icing sugar

Method

1. Cut the buns in half, horizontally and spread thickly with butter, then slice each vertically into three pieces.  Arrange the slices overlapping in a buttered 2 litre shallow dish.  Sprinkle over the dried fruit. 

2. Place the cream and milk into a saucepan with the sugar and heat until tepid, stir to dissolve the sugar.  Whisk the remaining ingredients together and whisk in the cream mixture, pour over the buns.  Allow to soak for at least 30 minutes.

3. Bake in the centre of the Main Oven at 180ºC (350ºF), Gas Mark 4 for 35-40 minutes, until golden and just set in the middle. 

4. Sprinkle with icing sugar to serve. 

Delicious served hot or cold.

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