What to bake with kids? I’m often wondering that. It’s got to be easy enough that everyone has fun. I don’t want to do anything fancy. ‘Keep it simple’ is my motto. So, I think about my childhood and cook what makes us happy. Today we made a bread and butter pudding from my grandmother’s recipe. It’s perfect for using up old bread. Why don’t you try it?
Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe – Cook with Kids
Watch us cook and then try the recipe with your family.
Ingredients (serves 4):
200g – 7oz Sliced bread
50g – 1 3/4oz butter, soft
25g – 1oz – 2 tbsp (tablespoons) sultanas or raisins
25g – 1oz – 2 tbsp candied peel (optional)
600ml – 1 pint – 2 1/5 cups milk
4 egg yolks
75g – 2 3/4oz – 1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp (teaspoon) ground mixed spice (all spice)
- Grease an ovenproof dish
- Butter the bread and cut into quarters
- Arrange half the bread in the dish and sprinkle the raisins/sultanas/candied peel over the top
- Top with the rest of the bread
- Bring the milk to the boil
- Whisk together the egg yolks and the sugar in a bowl
- Pour the warm milk into the egg/sugar mixture
- Strain the milk custard mixture over the bread (through the sieve)
- Leave for at least 30 minutes for the bread to soak up the custard mixture
- Place the oven proof dish in a pan half-filled with hot water
- Bake in a preheated oven at 200deg C – 400deg F – Gas Mark 6 for 40-45 minutes.
- Serve warm! Enjoy!
-Get your butter out the fridge early so it is soft enough to spread.
-Put the raisins/sultanas in the dish before you put the bread in so that they’re not on top of the bread. Our raisins got burnt up there on top of the bread.
-The pudding can be prepared in advance up to step 9 and then put in the fridge until needed.