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Cooking with my kids

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)

  1. Grease an ovenproof dish
  2. Butter the bread and cut into quarters
  3. Arrange half the bread in the dish and sprinkle the raisins/sultanas/candied peel over the top
  4. Top with the rest of the bread
  5. Bring the milk to the boil
  6. Whisk together the egg yolks and the sugar in a bowl
  7. Pour the warm milk into the egg/sugar mixture
  8. Strain the milk custard mixture over the bread (through the sieve)
  9. Leave for at least 30 minutes for the bread to soak up the custard mixture
  10. Place the oven proof dish in a pan half-filled with hot water
  11. Bake in a preheated oven at 200deg C – 400deg F – Gas Mark 6 for 40-45 minutes.
  12. 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.

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