The Spice Sisters’ Bread and Butter Pudding

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curry on cooking femalefocusonlinejuly 2020Bread and butter pudding is a British classic thought to have originated in 17th century. A humble pudding traditionally found on school menus made from stale bread, butter, milk and eggs. India’s version; shahi tukra is the complete opposite to the frugality of the British pud: shahi turka is a deeply indulgent and decadent bread pudding made with full fat milk, ghee fried bread, saffron, cardamom, topped off with slivered almonds, pistachio and a sprinkling of rose petals! In this recipe we’ve gone for a mixture of the two with a bit of a twist! The eggs and milk have been replaced with a cinnamon infused custard.

• 10-12 slices white bread, buttered with crusts removed
• 75g sultanas
• 75g brown sugar

For the custard
• 35g custard powder
• 1 pint / 568ml milk
• 1 tablespoons sugar
• 2 teaspoons cinnamon powder

Prep 20 mins - Cook Time 35-45 mins

To make the custard - In a bowl put the custard powder with 2 tablespoons of milk taken from the pint of milk, and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Mix into a smooth paste
Heat the remaining milk to nearly boiling, pour onto the custard mixing well.
Add the cinnamon and whisk with a fork until it's all blended in. Taste and add more cinnamon if required.
Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4, 180ºC or 160ºC in a fan oven.
Butter an ovenproof dish or a 24 inch lose bottom lose cake tin.
Cut the buttered bread into triangles. Arrange a layer buttered side up in the dish/ cake tin. Scatter a handful of sultanas with a tablespoon of the sugar, repeat. The final layer should have no sultanas on top (as they tend to burn).
Pour the custard over the bread and set aside for 5 minutes.
Just before baking sprinkle with a little Demerara sugar.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the custard has set and the top is golden.
Serve hot or cold with cream or ice cream.

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