While Christmas pudding and fruitloaf have many fans, you will not find any of them in my family. They're of the mind that any dessert left around for weeks on end is clearly undesirable, and therefore unfit for consumption. It doesn't stop friends and acquaintances from trolling them with gifts of pudding year on year, however.

Should you find yourself in the same situation, never fear. There's a quick and easy way to turn all of that unloved Christmas pud into a far superior, Australiana bread and butter pudding.