So what do you do when you have overdue bread ?? Well, it’s time to churn them into this super easy and tantalising Bread and Butter Pudding !! When you seen the word “pudding”, the first impression that comes to your mind must be a chilled dessert. Well, this has to be an exceptional then ! It’s a warm dessert and recalling the first time I tried this dessert, it was at a buffet spread. And I probably wasn’t that into baking or cooking yet, it seems to be a very difficult dessert to me, considering you had to make a commonly found “chilled pudding” into something warm and yet so tastefully delicious.
And guess my reaction when I was told this dessert was simply made from stale bread and even to my astonishment was that, all it takes was just to combine all the necessary and bake it in a casserole in the oven !! No skills needed and essentially quite a brainless job.
And when things got really too smooth, you start to worry about the unnecessary, liked if the liquid batter will eventually solidify or overcooked. Well, I think this really wasn’t a cause of worry. I used this casserole which I gotten from Daiso and all it took was a good 45 mins to get the entire thing on your serving table, ready to be devour.
I realised some people will actually bake this over a water bath, but I felt it wasn’t really a necessity, hence I went for the straight bake method and bake it slightly longer to get the more crusty top which I really liked, together with a soft pudding interior.
Hope you will enjoy this dish too !!
- 2 pcs white bread
- 100g whipped cream
- 100g milk
- 2 eggs
- 50g sugar
- 20g butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- dash of salt
- ½ tsp icing sugar
- Spread the butter on the white bread and cut them into cubes. Lay them in the casserole with the butter side up. (you can also add some dried fruits or raisins on top of the bread if using.)
- Combine the whipped cream, milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract and salt in a mixing bowl. Beat slightly to incorporate the eggs.
- Pour the cream mixture into the casserole. Place the casserole on a larger baking tray to catch any overflowing liquid during baking.
- Bake for 40 to 45 mins in a pre-heated oven at 175 degrees C until cooked. You may need to adjust the baking time accordingly if you are using smaller casseroles. If the top is browning too much, you can also lay a piece of aluminium foil over it and continue baking till the time is up.
- Remove casserole from oven and sprinkle with icing sugar. Serve immediately.