Alternate the layers finishing with bread and the few remaining fruit on top. Mix the eggs, sugar, milk and vanilla extract together in a large bowl. Method. Sprinkle over some of the currants or sultanas and add a further layer of buttered bread. To make the bread pudding, mix together the eggs, rum, milk, cream, sugar and spices in a large bowl. Hi BBC2 here and I have been baking bread over the last week or so and ended up with three half loaves of bread going stale, doh! Fabulous bread pudding, was so close to that my which mum made, it brought back lots of memories. For the custard, whisk the egg yolks, whole eggs and sugar together in a bowl. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Slice the Old Fashioned Bread Pudding. Line a deep pie dish or casserole with the thickly buttered slices of bread. Place the milk, cream and the vanilla pod and seeds into a pan over a low heat and slowly bring to a simmer. I did add a big handful of cranberries to the other dried fruit, as well as an extra couple of tablespoons of mixed peel, but otherwise as per your recipe. By the time it was almost due out of the oven, I could tell by the smell, that it was going to be good. Add the bread and Christmas pudding and stir until combined. I decided to make a bread pudding so I popped the end of a leftover loaf in the freezer until I had enough left over bread to make the pudding.