Bread and Butter Pudding

Serves 4



  1. Grease a 1 litre pie dish with butter.
  2. Butter the bread on one side, then cut the crusts off and slice into triangles.
  3. Arrange a layer of bread, buttered-side up, in the bottom of the dish, then sprinkle with sultanas and cinnamon. Repeat the process until all the bread is used up.
  4. Gently warm the milk and cream in a pan over a low heat to scalding point. Don't let it boil.
  5. Crack the eggs into a bowl, add the sugar, and whisk until pale.
  6. Add the warm milk and cream mixture and stir well.
  7. Pour the custard over the prepared bread layers, and sprinkle with nutmeg and sugar. Leave to stand for 30 minutes.
  8. Preheat the oven to 180C/355F/Gas 4.
  9. Place the dish into the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the custard has set and the top is golden-brown.