Bread and Butter Pudding is surely the ultimate use of leftover bread!! While wonderful made with pre-sliced bread, it’s company-worthy made with chunks of bread, whether it’s a leftover loaf, dinner rolls or even hot dog buns(!)
A classic comfort dessert, custardy on the inside, golden and buttery on top. The only real question is this: what will you serve it with? Ice cream, cream, custard – or something else?
I remember the first time I had Bread and Butter Pudding. I was really cynical. Stale bread for a dessert?? It sounded ridiculous.
How wrong I was. If you’ve never tried Bread and Butter Pudding before, be prepared to be amazed because it truly is a thing of beauty. Try telling me you don’t want to eat this!!
And while it’s well-known as a rustic, home-style dessert of frugal origins, nowadays the humble Bread and Butter Pudding even makes an appearance on the menu at upscale bistros! Though admittedly, they tend to make it with rich and extra-buttery bread like brioche and challah, which gives it a really luxurious edge.
But today, we’re using old school, economical everyday plain white bread. 😇 Though I think you’ll agree there’s nothing economical about how this tastes!!!
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
4 Tablespoons butter or margarine, at room temperature
5 slices crust-on white bread
1/2 cup raisins
2 cups milk, fat free
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F / 180 C
Add cinnamon to sugar in cup and mix well.
Generously spread one side of each piece of bread with butter or margarine.
Cutting diagonally, slice each in half.
Arrange triangle slices in pan, slightly overlapping, with butter-side
up and cut edges facing the same direction, making a spiral.
As you add the bread, sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon, and raisins.
Put milk in small bowl, add eggs, and using whisk or fork, mix to blend well.
Pour milk mixture over bread and raisins in baking pan.
Set aside for about 15 minutes for bread to absorb liquid.
Bake in oven for about 30 minutes, or until top is golden brown.
Serve the pudding while still warm in individual dessert bowls.
It is eaten plain or with cream poured over it.