For me, bread and butter pudding is the absolute epitome of comfort food. During the cool winter months I love to bake comforting desserts, the kind of dessert you can look forward to after a long cold miserable day, one that will nestle serenely in a big bowl upon your lap as you melt into a big comforting sofa escaping the cool evening air under a cosy throw. Digging into a bowl of warm bread and butter pudding soothes the soul in the most magical way.
Bread and butter pudding also provides a healthy dose of nostalgia, its the kind of old school dessert most of us were happy to tuck into during our childhood where we first discovered the divine virtues of vanilla, custard and cinnamon. I relish in passing on these classic comfort food traditions. It’s definitely not something that we eat every day but on a special occasion a trip down heavenly memory lane is certainly something to indulge in.
This morning as I prepared the bread and butter pudding I was transported back to the times of my grandmother. I could just imagine a young housewife clattering about her kitchen bringing together with a little homely genius the most humble of ingredients to create a truly wonderful dessert for her family. In the days of my young grandmother necessity was most definitely the mother of invention and the limited ingredients of the day most certainly inspired ingenious culinary solutions just like this bread and butter pudding.
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