Rum and raisin bread and butter pudding

Bread and butter pudding is such a classic when it comes to winter desserts. There are lost of variations to
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Bread and butter pudding is such a classic when it comes to winter desserts. There are lost of variations to the recipe, but this one is a real winner! The brioche bread makes a real difference, since it’s so light and buttery already and just soaks up all that syrupy goodness. The spices and brown sugar add a rich earthy sweetness, while the rum brings a splash of something special! Serve with custard or vanilla ice cream.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of milk
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of real Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of spiced rum
  • 1/2 cup of raisins
  • 7 slices of French bread or Brioche bread cut 1/2 inch thick and then cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • Custard or vanilla ice cream, to serve

Method

In a medium saucepan, add the milk, butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, brown sugar, rum, and raisins.
Bring to a simmer over medium heat and stir until all of the butter is melted and the sugar has disintegrated (approx. 5 minutes).
Remove from heat.
In a large bowl, add the broken pieces of bread.
Pour the milk mixture over the bread.
With a large spoon or ladle, press down on the bread to ensure it soaks up the milk.
Let stand for 30 minutes at room temperature.
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
After 30 minutes, most of the milk mixture should be absorbed.
Slowly pour the beaten eggs over the bread and stir; care to not break all the bread.
Transfer the bread mixture to a greased 1.5 quart baking dish or greased ramekins.
Bake for approx. 50 minutes.
Let stand for a few moments before digging in.

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