|This photo was taken at a quarter past eight in the morning!|
We celebrated three birthdays this week and have a couple yet to go! It's been busy. Winter is starting to wear on me but every year just when I think I can't take much more cold.....
I spot these cheery flowers! Jonquils and daffodils are among my favourite flowers. Flowers of promise. They tell me to hang on in there - spring is around the corner!
In the meantime, I was inspired by Christine at Slow Living Essentials when I saw her custard tart. It looks yummy! I will definitely be making it sometime this week. However her tart reminded me of a dessert that I adore in winter so that is what I cooked tonight.
Easy Bread and Butter Pudding
I don't believe in making this dish any more complicated than it needs to be. It is a simple, old fashioned dessert that uses up stale bread and eggs that we usually have on hand, as chook owners. I don't even bother removing the crusts like most recipes suggest, because they crisp up nicely and taste great!
Eight slices of buttered bread (our was commercial white bread tonight)
3 cups of milk
A good 1/4 cup of castor sugar (I used raw)
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Cut the slices of bread into two triangles and arrange in a baking dish. In a bowl, whisk eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla essence until frothy on top. Pour over the bread and scatter sultanas over the top. Sprinkle with nutmeg. (You can use cinnamon but to me nutmeg is the only flavour for bread and butter pudding)
Place in a larger baking dish and pour enough boiling water into it to come halfway up the sides of the pudding. Pop in the oven and bake at 160C or 325F for about 50 minutes.
It should be crispy on the top and creamily yummy underneath.
Buddy Boy gave me the giggle for the day. He insisted on making his own lunch (which he does from time to time) but came home with half a sandwich uneaten. When I quizzed him, he told me he doesn't like vegemite! What's the bet it was a little thickly spread this morning!
Are you getting through winter okay? Or is time escaping you too?!