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Bread and butter pudding

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 2
Dietary Vegetarian
From Ready Steady Cook


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

  2. To make the custard, place the fresh custard, milk and cream into a large bowl and mix well.

  3. Melt the butter in a pan over a medium heat. Add the sugar and mixed spice and cook for two minutes.

  4. Dip the brioche slices into the spiced butter to coat both sides, then arrange the slices in layers in an ovenproof dish.

  5. Sprinkle with the sultanas and pour over the custard mixture and place in the oven to bake for 8-10 minutes.

  6. To serve, spoon some of the pudding into a bowl and garnish with the orange slices.


For the custard

  • 100ml/3½fl oz ready-made egg custard
  • 50ml/2fl oz milk
  • 50ml/2fl oz double cream

For the pudding

  • 100g/3½oz unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp mixed spice
  • 8 thick slices brioche, cut into triangles
  • 50g/2oz sultanas
  • 2 thin slices orange, to garnish

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Bread and butter pudding

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