Bake this delicious bread and butter pudding

Bread and butter pudding is possibly one of the least expensive, most soulful desserts to whip up. A popular English recipe, it’s a great solution for less than fresh bread. If you’re looking to make it with a twist, leftover hot cross buns or Chelsea buns are a great way to spice up this tasty pud.

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Ingredients:

300 ml cream
600 ml milk
4 eggs
100 g caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla essence
8 Chelsea buns (a few days old)/or hot cross buns
2 tsp grated lemon zest
80 g soft butter
Icing sugar, for dusting

Method:

1. Heat your oven to 170°C.
2. Warm the cream and milk in a pot over a gentle heat.
3. Whisk the eggs, sugar and vanilla together in a large bowl, then gradually add the warm cream mixture, being careful not to scramble the eggs.
4. Break the buns and arrange them in a large, shallow ovenproof dish.
5. Grate some lemon zest and scatter with a few small cubes of butter over the bread.

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6. Pour the cream mixture over the bread and set aside to soak for 15 minutes.

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7. Bake for 50 minutes until set, then remove and allow to stand for 10 minutes.
8. Dust lightly with icing sugar and serve while still warm.

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Grab a spoon, tuck in and enjoy. Resisting is futile with this dish folks.