• Bread (8 slices)
  • Butter/ Margarine to spread
  • Jam to spread
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 1/4 cup raisins or sultanas (optional)
This is something that my mum used to make for us when we were growing up. Yes, bread can be turned into such a tasty dessert!! It’s pretty easy to do and you’ll love the results. Try it and let me know how it went down 🙂

Quick Instructions

  1. With your ingredients ready; castor sugar (1/2 cup), raisins/ sultanas which are optional (1/3 cup), eggs (3 large eggs) and bread (8 slices), trim off the crust on your slices of bread. Spread butter/ margarine on half the slices of bread on both sides. And do the same for the remaining slices of bread, using jam this time.
  2. Cut each slice of bread into 4 triangles then lay them into a casserole dish alternating a triangle with margarine and a triangle with jam until all the bread is finished then set aside.
  3. Break eggs in separate bowl, add vanilla essence (2 tsp), sugar and milk (1 & 1/2 cups).
  4. Whisk it all up then pour into a graduated measuring jug. Take set aside casserole dish and pour half of this mixture over the bread. Stand for 10 minutes.
  5. Pour the remaining egg and sugar mixture into a bowl and whisk again. Add the sultanas or raisins and give another quick whisk.
  6. Pour this mixture over the bread in the casserole dish and again stand for another 10 minutes. Bake for 50 minutes or until a lovely golden brown colour forms. Your pudding is ready. You may serve it warm or cold. With with custard, ice-cream or whipped fresh cream.


Pictorial Detailed Instructions

 

Step 1

With your ingredients ready; castor sugar, raisins/ sultanas which are optional, eggs (a) and bread (b), trim off the crust on your slices of bread (c). Spread butter/ margarine on half the slices of bread on both sides. And do the same for the remaining slices of bread, using jam this time (d).

 

Step 2

Cut each slice of bread into 4 triangles (a) then lay them into a casserole dish alternating a triangle with margarine and a triangle with jam (b) until all the bread is finished then set aside (d).

 

Step 3

Break eggs in separate bowl (a), add vanilla essence (b), sugar (c) and milk (d).

 

Step 4

Whisk it all up (a) then pour into a graduated measuring jug (b). Take set aside casserole dish and pour half of this mixture over the bread (c). Stand for 10 minutes (d).

 

Step 5

Pour the remaining egg and sugar mixture into a bowl (a) and whisk again b). Add the sultanas or raisins (c) and give another quick whisk (d).

 

Step 6

Pour this mixture over the bread in the casserole dish (a) and again stand for another 10 minutes (b). Bake for 50 minutes or until a lovely golden brown colour forms (c). Your pudding is ready (d). You may serve it warm or cold. With either custard, ice-cream or whipped fresh cream.

 

bread, butter and jam pudding

Bread, butter and jam pudding

This is a lovely dessert idea. Ice cream is just one variation for serving. As mentioned, custard and whipped fresh cream will also work just fine. This particular recipe serves 6 which is a good number when hosting a few friends over or just having it as a family. I hope you are not missing out on any of my recipes which I send out by email via ZimboKitchen Today – my popular newsletter. You may sign-up here and ensure you confirm the subscription in your email inbox immediately to start receiving the recipes. Thanks, I appreciate any comments you might have below in the comment box.

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