So about an hour ago when Mr Cake was pondering what he could eat, bread and butter pudding seemed like the perfect solution to all the world's problems - among other things emerging from the freezer today was a solitary hot cross bun and the end of a loaf of brioche (which had been languishing ever since I made this).
We were pretty pleased with how it turned out - both the hot cross buns and brioche were great, though we slightly preferred the brioche (must be all that glorious butter). Perhaps I should make a habit of keeping brioche in the freezer, and then clean it out with greater regularity, forcing me to make more of this. ;-) That could hardly be a bad thing, could it? Have you found anything delicious and forgotten lurking in your fridge or freezer lately?
Bread and Butter Pudding
2-3 buns or 4-5 slices or equivalent of stale bread
1 3/4 cups milk
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon (or spices to your taste)
Preheat the oven to 180 C. Butter a baking dish. Rip up the bread and place in the baking dish. Mix together the rest of the ingredients and pour over the bread. Push any sticking up bits down to make sure they sop up the liquid and leave for 2-3 minutes to soak in before cooking. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the custard is set. Enjoy with custard, cream or ice-cream.