Remove the crusts from the bread slices and butter them on both sides.
Place 4 of the buttered slices in a greased baking dish.
Sprinkle the raisins and nuts over them.
Spread the jam on the remaining 4 buttered slices of bread and lay them (Jam side down) over the raisins and nuts.
Mix the milk, beaten eggs, sugar and vanilla essence together and pour this mixture over the pieces of bread, soaking them completely. Sprinkle some more raisins and nuts on the top. Bake in a hot over for 20 to 30 minutes.