The sweet, gooey, custardy bottom and crisp, crunchy top of a good bread and butter pudding is perfect for winter nights. Discover how this classic pudding is given a special twist by food writer Rachel Phipps.

I’m not really a fan of most cold weather desserts. I think like most people who’ve been to school in Britain, I still have not completely managed to banish the memories of flavourless sponges, gloomy rice puddings and bright pink, skin heavy custards from my mind. However, there is one dish (probably because it was never ruined by appearing on any of my school menus) that just screams cosy winter evenings to me, preferably after a roast chicken: bread and butter pudding.

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