Thursday, 22 May 2014

Bread And Sultana Custard

Still have half loaf of sliced whole meal bread and will be expired tomorrow. With the recipe to use 3 slices of bread,  I decided to bake this bread custard. I supposed this is also bread pudding. All the more to "zoom" in whenever I spotted dessert recipes with low-fat ingredients ...

I realised that to serve this dish as our after meal dessert is too much for us. 3 slices of bread immersed with milk made this custard very milky and dense. Perhaps I should have redued the milk to 300ml.

Recipe adapted from Martha Day cookbook, with slight modifications made in blue.

Ingredients (serves 4) :
1 tablespoon low-fat spread
3 thin slices of bread, crusts removed
475ml skimmed milk (used 400ml)
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
3 tablespoons demerara sugar
2 eggs, whisked
75g sultanas (50g mixed craisins)
Freshly grated nutmeg (omitted as I don’t have any)
A little icing sugar,  for dusting.

1) Preheat the oven to180°C. Lightly grease an ovenproof dish. Spread the bread with low-fat spread and cut into small pieces.

2) Place the bread in several layers in the prepared dish.

3) Whisk the skimmed milk, mixed spice, demerara sugar and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Pour the mixture over the bread, to cover. Sprinkle over the sultanas and stand for 30 minutes.

4) Grate a little nutmeg over the top and bake for 30-40 minutes until the custard is just set and golden.  Serve sprinkled with icing sugar.

Served with some blueberries ... yummy piping hot bread custard as my teens enjoyed it. But for me ... well, perhaps just toast bread with a cup of hot coffee ^-^!


Linky another milk post to Little Thumbs up (May 2014: Milk) organised by Bake For Happy Kids, and My Little Favourite DIY, hosted by Tze of Awayofmind Bakery House


  1. Hi Karen! Your bread pudding looks good with the golden brown crust. I am not much of a fan of bread pudding although I love the smell hah...hah....But I will have a small slice :)

    1. Hi Phong Hong, oh yes, I like the crust. But having tried this, think i prefer toast bread with beverage or soup hee hee.

  2. Great idea to use leftover bread for making into bread pudding. Simple and delicious, nothing is wasted :D

    1. Hi Ann, it's my 1st attempt on bread pudding ^-^.

  3. Hi Karen
    I love bread pudding in fact I grew up eating bread pudding for breakfast made by my mum. It is good to make use of the left over bread into making this pudding, right?

    1. Hi Mel, oh yes no wastage and different ways to eat the bread.


Sharing some of my favourite recipes, some new baking/cooking "adventures". Please feel free to post your comments for my improvement. Would be great to connect with you and learn some of your recipes too. Thanks for 'dropping by'.