Bread pudding

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


Cuts into 9 squares
This simple bake is lovely with tea, or custard or ice cream for dessert

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal510
  • fat13g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs94g
  • sugars67g
  • fibre3g
  • protein10g
  • salt1.15g
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  • 500g white or wholemeal bread
  • 500g/1lb 2oz mixed dried fruit
  • 85g mixed peel
  • 1 ½ tbsp mixed spice
  • 600ml milk



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  • 2 large egg, beaten



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  • 140g light muscovado sugar
  • zest 1 lemon (optional)



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  • 100g butter, melted



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  • 2 tbsp demerara sugar


  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.

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Comments (134)

allypal's picture

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Aunt Jane's picture

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

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

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

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

claycloggs's picture

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

lustedt's picture

came out a treat.

lustedt's picture

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


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