Good old bread & butter pudding with a marmalade glaze & cinnamon & orange butter

marmalade bread and butter pudding

Serves 8

  • For the flavoured butter

  • 100 g unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 large pinch ground nutmeg

  • 1 large pinch ground cinnamon

  • zest of 1 orange

  • For the pudding

  • 8 x 1 cm slices good-quality bread

  • 9 large free-range eggs

  • 140 g caster sugar

  • 500 ml semi-skimmed milk

  • 565 ml single cream

  • 1 vanilla pod, scored lengthways and seeds removed

  • 4 tablespoons good-quality fine-cut marmalade

Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4. First make your flavoured butter by mixing the butter with the nutmeg, cinnamon and orange zest. Use a little of it to butter a medium-sized shallow, ovenproof dish.



Butter the bread using the flavoured butter, then cut each slice in half diagonally. Put the slices in your buttered dish. Now separate the eggs, reserving all 9 yolks but just 1 egg white. Whisk together the egg yolks and egg white with the sugar, then gently heat the milk and cream in a saucepan with the vanilla seeds and pod. Pour into the eggs, stirring all the time. Remove the vanilla pod then pour the mixture over the bread and leave to soak for at least 20 minutes. Put the dish in a roasting tray and pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up the side of the dish. Then put it in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes until the custard has just set. Meanwhile, gently warm the marmalade in a saucepan, then remove the dish from the oven and brush the marmalade over the top of the bread. Pop the dish back into the oven for another 5 to 10 minutes. Allow it to cool and firm up slightly before serving.

Nutritional Information

Good old bread & butter pudding with a marmalade glaze & cinnamon & orange butter

A proper, comforting pudding

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Everyone loves a classic bread and butter pudding and the marmalade gives this one zing
Serves 8
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Bread and butter pudding is one of those classic old English recipes that everyone loves. The addition of marmalade brushed over the bread makes it fantastically crisp, with a zingy orangey bitterness that just makes the whole thing superb. This is another dessert that you don't want to overcook because you want to have the soft insides contrasting with the crispiness on top.

Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4. First make your flavoured butter by mixing the butter with the nutmeg, cinnamon and orange zest. Use a little of it to butter a medium-sized shallow, ovenproof dish.

Butter the bread using the flavoured butter, then cut each slice in half diagonally. Put the slices in your buttered dish. Now separate the eggs, reserving all 9 yolks but just 1 egg white. Whisk together the egg yolks and egg white with the sugar, then gently heat the milk and cream in a saucepan with the vanilla seeds and pod. Pour into the eggs, stirring all the time. Remove the vanilla pod then pour the mixture over the bread and leave to soak for at least 20 minutes. Put the dish in a roasting tray and pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up the side of the dish. Then put it in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes until the custard has just set. Meanwhile, gently warm the marmalade in a saucepan, then remove the dish from the oven and brush the marmalade over the top of the bread. Pop the dish back into the oven for another 5 to 10 minutes. Allow it to cool and firm up slightly before serving.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 552
    28%
  • Carbs 48.2g
    19%
  • Sugar 15.1g 17%
  • Fat 32.5g 46%
  • Saturates 17.6g 88%
  • Protein 15.9g 35%
Of an adult's reference intake

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  • For the flavoured butter

  • 100 g unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 large pinch ground nutmeg

  • 1 large pinch ground cinnamon

  • zest of 1 orange

  • For the pudding

  • 8 x 1 cm slices good-quality bread

  • 9 large free-range eggs

  • 140 g caster sugar

  • 500 ml semi-skimmed milk

  • 565 ml single cream

  • 1 vanilla pod, scored lengthways and seeds removed

  • 4 tablespoons good-quality fine-cut marmalade