Strawberry Bread and Butter Pudding

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Kingsmill have recently launched The Secretly Seeded One, a loaf baked with finely milled seeds and grains, part of a new range of three deliciously soft seeded loaves. Food writerJo Pratt has developed some yummy recipes using this delicious new loaf and this is one of them. Of course, the recipes will work with any bread, but if you can get it, The Secretly Seeded One is a sneaky yet delicious way to get more seeds and whole grains into your family!

This delicious bread and butter pudding has strawberries and bananas baked into it, making it a really ‘good for you’ variation on this classic dessert.

Serves 4

50 grams (¼ cup) butter, plus extra for greasing (I would soften this)

3 tablespoons strawberry jam

12 slices bread (preferably The Secretly Seeded One)

200 grams strawberries (the recipe does not say this, but I would slice them)

(I would estimate this is about ¾ cup of sliced strawberries)

2 bananas, peeled and sliced (1 would go for 2 small or 1 large banana)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

500 ml (2 cups) milk

4 tablespoons caster sugar (white granulated sugar would work here too)

2 large eggs, beaten

Preheat the oven to or about 160℃ (that’s about 325℉).

Grease a large ovenproof dish with a little of the butter, then spread the strawberry jam over the base of the dish. (Warm the jam in the microwave carefully if it is too thick to spread.)

Lightly spread the bread with the remaining butter and cut each slice into four triangles. Lay half the bread in the dish, scatter over the strawberries and bananas, then place the rest of the bread on top.

Gently heat the milk, half the sugar and vanilla in a saucepan, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and whisk in the beaten eggs. Pour over the bread and leave to soak for up to 30 minutes.

Sprinkle the remaining sugar over top of the pudding and place on a baking tray in the oven for 45 minutes. Increase the heat slightly to about 375℉ (180℃) and cook for 10 minutes until the top is crisp and golden.

Shared with What’s Cooking Wednesday at The Kings Court IV , Tuesday’s Tasty Tidbits at Permanent PosiesFull Plate Thursday at Miz Helen’s Country CottageTip Day Thursday at Around My Family TableFoodie Friday at Designs By Gollum , Just Another Meatless Monday at Hey What’s For Dinner Mom? and My Meatless Monday at My Sweet and Savory.

The 21st Century Housewife has not been paid or compensated for this post in any way. Recipes and photographs used with permission. Addendum in italics are my own.

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