I was recently offered the chance to share a recipe with you all on my blog, which of-course I jumped at the chance. I love food more than life itself and I could not say no to making bread and butter pudding, the classic childhood favourite. I will be sharing with you the recipe, but you can also read it in full on Sunrise Care's website here.
6 Slices of white bread, 30g salted butter, 15g currants, 60ml semi - skimmed milk, 20ml double cream, 20g caster sugar, 1/4 lemon (zested), Pinch of greased nutmeg, 150ml vanilla custard, 2 eggs, 20g brown sugar
1. Preheat oven to gas mark 4/fan 160 C/180C and butter the baking dish.
2. Butter the bread, cut off the crusts and arrange a layer at the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Top with half of the currants.
3. Repeat step 2 until the slices of bread and currants have been used.
4. In a seperate bowl cream together the eggs with the sugar until pale yellow, then add the milk, double cream and lemon zest.
5. Pour the mix over the bread making, ensuring all of the bread is covered.
6. Sprinkle with mutmeg and brown sugar.
7. Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown.
8. Serve with vanilla custard.
The pudding was super easy to make and I really enjoyed making it! I wanted to stick to as close as the exact ingredients as I could, but I did use raisins instead of currants in my bread and butter pudding because as a family we prefer them, and I also used ordinary custard and mixed some vanilla flavouring with it as I couldn't find 'proper' vanilla custard anywhere - I looked in four large supermarkets and none of them had it. Other than that, I stuck to the ingredients and the recipe and I am really happy with the results! I don't want to sound big-headed or anything, but it tasted absolutely delicious. I had so many compliments on how amazing the bread and butter pudding tasted - it was a definite hit in our house! It is great to know I am able to prepare a slightly healthier dessert for the family with ingredients we usually have in already. I am definitely going to have a read through more of their recipes and choose what to cook next.
This recipe (and others which you can view here) were created by Sunrise Senior Living's award winning chefs. Sunrise Senior Living specialise in assisted living in Edgbaston and other locations. Sunrise Care know the importance of how our nutritional needs change as we grow older, so it is important that we look at the way we cook our meals and see if we can make any changes to make our meals a little more nutritiously balanced.
*I was gifted the money to pay for the above ingredients. I shared links to Sunrise Care and their recipes in this post. No further gifting/ compensation was given. You can read my disclosure policy in the contact tab above.*