Easy Bread and Butter Pudding
50g/2oz/4 tbsp butter, softened, plus extra to grease
340g/12oz white bread, cut into 1cm/½in slices
75g/3oz/½ cup raisins
3 medium (US large) eggs
450ml/¾ pint/1¾ cups milk
4 tbsp icing (confectioner’s) sugar, plus extra to dust
1 Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Lightly butter a large ovenproof dish.
2 Butter the bread, then cut each slice into quarters. Arrange the bread in the dish and sprinkle with the raisins.
3 Beat the eggs, milk and sugar together in a bowl. Pour the mixture over the bread and set aside to soak for 10 minutes.
4 Bake in the oven for 30–40 minutes until golden brown and the custard is set.
5 Dust with icing sugar and pop under a hot grill (broiler) for 2–3 minutes to brown the top..