Semester break! YEAH! I had a tough time during the last couple of weeks because of my study. I had to learn for lots of exams. But I notice one significant advantage out of this, I have been improving my English skills a lot and still do. I know that my English skills are faaaaar away from a Native American, but I think that I’m not that bad either. Please be patient. I’m still working on it!
Now it’s time to get active again and enjoy my free time with Mario. Go shopping and go out for lunch are in the very first place on my to-do list. On Saturday, I started my day with an extended Sushi-Lunch, and it was sooo good. Then I spent my whole day in the shopping center, and I only have to say one word: SHOES! *yay* ok and: CREDIT CARD *buh*
Although my credit card was glowing, I loved it to be free from all liabilities. I had missed this feeling a lot!
On Sunday I literally did nothing. I just laid around and was eating junk food – oh sorry I mean comfort food. I had cravings for something sweet (uh, like always…) but I didn’t want to spend much time in the kitchen. So I grabbed some leftover bread and made a traditional British dish called Bread and Butter Pudding.
Bread and Butter Pudding as easy as buttering bread
I’m serious when I say that this is one of my favorite sweet dishes. Bread and Butter Pudding is prepared in minutes, and you probably have always all ingredients in your pantry. Because of the 2 layer bread in the casserole, you have 2 textures of bread. The bottom layer is soft and soaked with all the flavor of eggs, milk, sugar, rum, and vanilla. The upper layer is crunchy and sweet because of the brown sugar on top. The grapes are sweet and rummy.
Let me summarize the top advantages of making Bread and Butter Pudding:
- easy to make
- 11 ingredients which are probably always in your pantry
- comes together in minutes
- 2 textures of bread – soft and crunchy
- intense flavors
When you are having a lazy day and have serious sweet cravings, this Bread and Butter Pudding is definitely the best choice for you.
If you try this British Bread and Butter Pudding recipe leave a comment, rate it and tag a photo #alsothecrumbsplease on Instagram! Wannaaa seeeeeee!
- 11 oz white bread
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/8 cup whipping cream
- 2 eggs
- 4 tbsp rum
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1 vanilla bean
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
First, soak raisins in rum and set aside.
Cut bread into slices and spread 3/4 of the butter on each side.
Place one layer of bread into a 9x13-inch casserole, and sprinkle with half of the raisins. Then place the second layer of bread and sprinkle with the rest of the raisins. Pour the rum all over the bread equally.
Mix sugar, milk, whipping cream, eggs, salt, and vanilla* and pour over the bread evenly.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Add remaining butter flakes on top and sprinkle with brown sugar.
Bake for about 30 minutes until the top is golden brown.
Serve and enjoy immediately.
*First, cut off the straight end of the vanilla bean. Then place the tip of your knife below the curled end and cut the vanilla bean through the middle of the bean lengthwise with a sharp knife. Although you don't need to cut it all the way through, it's ok when you do so. Then open the vanilla bean and scrape out the flavorful seeds with the back of your knife. Just use the seeds.