Bread pudding

Bread pudding

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr, 30 mins Plus 15 mins soaking

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Cuts into 9 squares

This simple bake is lovely with tea, or custard or ice cream for dessert

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
510
protein
10g
carbs
94g
fat
13g
saturates
7g
fibre
3g
sugar
67g
salt
1.15g

Ingredients

  • 500g white or wholemeal bread
  • 500g/1lb 2oz mixed dried fruit
  • 85g mixed peel
  • 1 ½ tbsp mixed spice
  • 600ml milk
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 140g light muscovado sugar
  • zest 1 lemon (optional)
  • 100g butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp demerara sugar

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Method

  1. Tear the bread into a large mixing bowl and add the fruit, peel and spice. Pour in the milk, then stir or scrunch through your fingers to mix everything well and completely break up the bread. Add eggs, muscovado and lemon zest if using. Stir well, then set aside for 15 mins to soak.
  2. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Butter and line the base of a 20cm non-stick square cake tin (not one with a loose base). Stir the melted butter into the pudding mixture, tip into the tin, then scatter with demerara. Bake for 1½ hrs until firm and golden, covering with foil if it starts to brown too much. Turn out of the tin and strip off the paper. Cut into squares and serve warm.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2009

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debs18010's picture
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This was excellent, I only had about three quarters of the amount of bread required in the recipe and I added about 50g extra of dried fruit, keeping all the other ingredients the same as the recipe and it was super. One to keep doing again and again!

Maria s's picture

Great recipe and very easy! Didn't have enough dried mixed fruit in my cupboard so added a mix of dried tropical fruit and it worked well. This is one of the only cakes my one fussy son will eat and he loved it!

ljshakey's picture

My Family LOOOOVE bread pudding and this is the easiest and best recipe I have found. I've made this numerous times now. I sometimes change the dried fruit I put into it, dependant on what I have in the cupboard (eg dried cranberries, blueberries etc). I've also used orange zest instead of lemon before and it works just as well. Thank you for this recipe, it rocks!!

sallyh99's picture

Thought I would have a go at this - absolutely delicious. A taste of my childhood. Will definately make again. Yum yum!

sallyh99's picture

Thought I would give this a go - absolutely delicious, a taste of my childhood. Would never use another receipe. Will definately make again.

christina59's picture
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i have made this for years and everyone loves it so much i have to make 3 a week

marea1030's picture

My husband made this the other week and it was very tasty, I am about to make it myself today, lets see if it tastes the same xx

missis's picture
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Forgot to rate.

missis's picture
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Made this for an outdoor fund raising event and it was VERY popular, made double quantities and every bit went, quantity made more than stated too, bargain. Ran out of white bread so used granary to top it up. An excellent and forgiving recipe.

allypal's picture
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Love this recipe. Like others, I found it too much for the 8" (20cm) square tin, so used a 2 lb loaf tin as well. My son visited, and turned up his nose at the thought of bread pudding, until he tasted it, then took half of it home with him! Less calories for me :)

toryturner's picture
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Make sure you let bread soak for 15-20 mins I didn't and although it was still lovely there was some unsoaked bread...cover in custard an still a hit

sdream's picture
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The 10 mins prep time is not accurate as it takes me that time just to tear the bread up, I would say 25 mins prep time.
This is a very good recipe and tastes great everyone that's had some says they like it.
I would recommend that dish size is 25cm x 25cm minimum and cut into 12 squares.

mummyfatbum's picture

Made it to half the quantity and it still turned out well. Substituted half of dark brown sugar as I didn't have enough light brown. As per other comments its the sort of recipe you can change and adopt depending on your likes or what's in the cupboard.

clarab's picture
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Just made this for the first time.... Delicious and soooooo simple plus a good way to use up bread. Will be making it again soon. Yum :)

chimpy2's picture

I made this Bread Pudding for my husband as a change from Bread and Butter Pudding as, in our house we always seem to have bread that gets wasted. He absolutely loves it. Some much better than shop bought! I never liked bread pudding either until I tried this. Great warm and just as great cold.

alpineangel48's picture

I thought that bread pudding was an economical recipe designed to use up leftover, stale bread. This recipe uses too much bread, fruit and too many eggs. I''ll stick to my old recipe!

secrettrekkie's picture
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really nice really easy to make wonderful

mar57kub's picture

This recipe is absolutely delicious and everyone who has tasted it agrees - thoroughly recommend this recipe

sonya80's picture
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Lovely moist pudding. Used up all the bread ends from the freezer. Used some left over currants, sultanas, dried apricots, dried prunes for the fruit. Added 2tsp mixed spice and juice of the lemon as well as the zest. Well definitely make again!

nance1's picture

Carn`t wait to make it. Royston.

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