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
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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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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.

janemhankinson's picture
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absolutely delicious ..... my mum used to make this when I was a child and all the memories came flooding back highly recommend you make this

aggy-pants's picture
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This recipe is fantastic, I'd never made bread pudding before but wanted to use up some bread that was in danger of going off. All I had in the cupboard was some old currants and glace cherries, so I used them, but the effect was the same - delicious. I will definitely be making this again.

nance1's picture

I`m dying to make this it seems delicious. Royston

naomi98's picture
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Currently cooking away in the oven.
I used very dry left over walnut and date bread to make this (worked well!) I must admit I halved the recipe because I only had 250g of bread however this recipe makes loads! When halved I was hoping this recipe would make 4-5slices however should make 6 large slices. I used luxury mixed fruit and to add a christmassy feel I added a few spoons of chopped hazelnut :) Mixture tasted diving should be lovely :)

jschofield274's picture

Haven't made this yet but have very fond memories of bread pudding so definitley will have a go. Does it freeze?

claycloggs's picture
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Superb bread pudding best I've ever made
Added some brandy and cooked for 21/4 he's so it was really crunchy on top but still moist inside
Delicious

claycloggs's picture
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Superb bread pudding best I've ever made
Added some brandy and cooked for 21/4 he's so it was really crunchy on too but still moist inside
Delicious

lustedt's picture

came out a treat.

lustedt's picture

made for first came out a treat.will make again.great.

kimberlina's picture

My first ever attempt at bread pudding, can't believe how easy it was. Tasted perfect, went down a treat with my boys.

jennyluff's picture

This is a great recipe. I replace the mixed peel with dried prunes, dates and apricots or any combination of these. I also add the juice of half a lemon and use light olive oil instead of butter. Works a treat. Lovely and moist.

happyfood82's picture
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I made this as I had leftover bread to use, I used the recommended amount of dried fruit and no peel, but still think that it was too much, could probably halve the amount of fruit.
I wasn't a fan of the outcome, but my housemates boyfriend, who is particularly partial to bread and butter pudding, absolutely loved it! So It must be a winner. I will try it again maybe with varying amounts of fruit or different varieties.

flossydrop's picture
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WOW so easy and so tasty. I made this tonight and it is really lovely. I am a big fan of bread pudding and have tasted many different recipes, this is just perfect. Thanks BBC Good Food. Again :)

trade25's picture

i forgot to add the melted butter but it was delicious

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