Sunday, December 30, 2012

Bread and Butter Pudding with Challah

I made some Challah the other day, which is a Jewish bread a little like brioche and I love it. As there were two of us and one large bread I decided to use half of it on a bread and butter pudding which is really quick to make.


5 slices of brioche or challah
50g caster sugar
3 medium eggs
3 medium egg yolks
1 vanilla pod
80-100g sultanas (I ended up chucking a load in because I like them)
300ml semi-skimmed milk
300ml single cream
50g butter


26cm pie dish

Serves 6 (or 2 greedy people over 2 days)

Here is the challah I made, my plaiting did not go too well but for a first, I think it could have been worse.

First pour half the sultanas into the pie dish and then butter both sides of the bread.

Arrange the slices into the dish and sprinkle the rest of the sultanas on top.

Put the milk, cream, eggs, yolks, sugar and vanilla seeds from the pod into a large bowl and mix all together, and then pour over the bread.

Quick change of pie dish as I used the wrong one....and it should look like this:

Push the bread into the custard to make sure it is soaked through, then leave the dish on the side for half and an hour.

When ready, preheat your oven to 150°C or gas mark 2 and pop in for 30 minutes or until the custard has set. If you find the custard has set before browning, put under the grill for a couple of minutes for colour.

Eat while warm and serve with some cream or ice cream. Both of which we forgot to buy more of....


Anonymous said...

I LOVE bread and butter pud, this looks amazing.