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Bread and butter puddings

I love bread and butter puddings, but never for dessert, I love them for breakfast! If you think about it, bread and butter puddings are no worse for you than many other breakfasts and better for you than most. Let's have a look together.

Here is one I made today, it has apples and blueberries and was just delicious!

Yes, it most definitely was as delicious as it looked. Let's look at one I made a couple of weeks ago.

Also divinely scrummy (and way too small for a brekkie, which is why these new ones were made in a much bigger ramekin).

So what is in them? Well, these ones were gluten and dairy free, but you can feel free to substitute normal bread and milk and butter in here, they will still be glorious.

Ingredients - makes four 300ml ramekins or two much bigger serves, or one large tray.

2 cups milk of choice

1/3 cup caster sugar

3 eggs

flavouring (vanilla essence, cinnamon, coffee, you choose)

5 slices bread of choice (crusts cut off, buttered, cut into quarters triangularly)

margarine or butter (for the buttering thereof)

fresh and dried fruit of choice (for the first photo I used one apple peeled and cut into enough wedges to fit between my bread quarters plus fresh and dried blueberries, for the second photo I just used the fresh and dried blueberries).

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C, rub a little butter on the inside of your chosen receptacles, lay the bread and butter quarters out nicely, interspersing the apple if you are using this, scatter on any other dried or fresh fruit.

In a small pot heat the milk and sugar until the sugar is dissolved, remove from heat, tip over the eggs and flavouring, stir quickly to combine, pour over the fruit and bread (you may need a little more egg and milk mix, if so just keep within the ratios, you will be fine), transfer the ramekins to a baking tray and pop into the oven.

Cooking time will vary depending on the size of the cooking receptacle, these ones right at the top took about 40 minutes, the smalller ones a little less time, just give them a jiggle, if they jiggle, they are not ready. When they are ready they will be puffed and golden. Serve with custard or cream or ice cream. MMMMMM!


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