8 slices soft white bread - For a fruitier take on this recipe, replace the white bread with raisin bread.
25 g unsalted butter (softened)
350 ml full-fat milk
50 ml whipping cream
6 tbsp kaya spread
75 g gula melaka (chopped) - For a crunchier texture, replace the gula melaka with demerara sugar.
pinch of salt
| The 15 minute period of letting the pudding sit before baking is essential, to make sure the custardy liquid hydrates the bread sufficiently. You can leave it for up to 45 minutes, if that suits your schedule better.
| For a more traditional British flavour, replace the kaya spread with jam.You can also replace the gula melaka with soft brown sugar.