I didn't realise just how easy this is. Hubby LOVED this when he was little, so thought I would make it for him :)
60 g (2 oz) raisins
2 tablespoons orange juice
butter (to spread onto the bread)
6 slices GOOD QUALITY bread (or just ordinary bread which is what I used) You could also use raisin bread
3 tablespoons caster sugar
3 cups (24 fl oz) nilk
3 tablespoons cream
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon soft brown sugar (demerara)
Soak the raisins in the orange juice for 30 minutes. Butter the sliced bread and then spread some orange marmalade on each slice too. Cut the bread into triangles, either 4 or 2 from each slice (no need to remove the crust but you can if you wish). Arrange the bread in a 1 litre ovenproof dish.
Combine the eggs and sugar. In a saucepan slowly heat the milk, cream, vanilla and cinnamon til it is just warm. Then add this to the eggs and sugar and mix well.
Drain the raisins and add this orange juice to the custard mixture.
Scatter the raisins over the bread and pour the custard over the top. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 mins- 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 180 C (350F). Sprinkle the pudding with the brown sugar and bake for 35-40 mins or until the custard has set and the top of the pudding is golden and crunchy.
Serve with ice cream or cream