Bread & butter pudding 

This takes me back to staying at my nana’s house on a school night. Good old nana.


Butter up and cut up whatever bread is hiding in your cupboard and drown it in vanilla custard. Sprinkle with currants, glacé cherries, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar. Or whatever you have in, chocolate chips are a good shout too if you’re feeling it. Bake for 30 minutes on gas mark 4 until golden. Serve with a good dollop of pudding with lashings of double cream. 

Now that’s making memories or at least returning back to a favourite few. 

Vanilla custard :

  • 250 ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 50 ml double cream
  • 35g sugar
  • 2 egg yolks

Heat up the milk  and cream with the vanilla and add to the beaten egg yolks and sugar slowly. If you do it too quickly the eggs will scramble. Return the mixture to the pan and whisk constantly until slightly thickened. It’s so easy to curdle the custard, so heat slowly and never take your eyes off it.

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