Easiest-ever bread pudding

Easiest-ever bread pudding

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(15 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4 - 4
The ultimate in quick comfort food - only five minutes to prepare, perfect to pop in the oven before the main course

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal363
  • fat11g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs64g
  • sugars47g
  • fibre1g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.57g
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  • 150ml whole milk
  • 140g white bread
  • 50g raisins or dried cherries
  • 568ml pot of fresh custard
  • butter, for greasing



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 5-7 tbsp caster sugar


  1. Heat oven to 140C/fan 120C/gas 1. Stir the custard together with the milk. Trim the crusts from the bread, cut into triangles, then place in a large bowl with the raisins or dried cherries. Pour over the custard mixture, then carefully stir everything together so all the pieces of bread are coated. Lightly grease a small ovenproof dish with butter, then spoon in the mixture.

  2. Cook for 30-35 mins until there is just a slight wobble in the centre of the custard. Sprinkle over the sugar to cover the surface, then pop under a hot grill for 1-2 mins until the sugar starts to melt and caramelise.

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Comments (27)

lizleicester's picture

It's very simple and doesn't make what I'd call a good bread and butter pudding but in it's own way it is a great time saver and fine for a quick pud after a long day at work. I used Alpro soya custard because I needed it to be dairy free, and it all worked fine.

suebo51's picture

Hi folks I want to surprise my wife Susan with this recipe for dinner tonight & being a novice, I see ' nutrition per serving' but can't for the life of me find how much a serving is, can anyone help?

sarahb2013's picture

This pudding was very easy to do. I stuck to the ingredients and i got my husband involved.

sarahb2013's picture

This pudding was very easy to do. I stuck to the ingredients and i got my husband involved.

minacolada's picture

Bread and butter pudding was requested and as I was short on time I thought I'd try this. I thought it was OK but it didn't go down with my (usually easygoing) family. Lots was left and I'll try a more traditional one next time!

louisa22's picture

Didn't like this at all. I cooked mine for longer than 35 mins and it still didn't set like traditional bread & butter pudding. Didn't taste anywhere near as good as traditional recipe.

jane65's picture

Personally I would call this Bread and Butter Pudding rather than Bread Pudding which for me is made very differently but still using up left over bread.

lisalola's picture

when ever i make bread pudding i use up all the ends of the loaves of bread as no one in my house eats them. turns out really nice. and i dont like bread pudding as a rule.....!!

festiveseason2010's picture

so easy to make ,i used cherries and sultanas made my own custard one word ,TASTY

anyz_razak's picture

I was looking for an easy bread pudding recipe for my leftover bread. Used this recipe, add a bit off cinnamon, nutmeg and 2 tbs of caster sugar to the mixture. Cook for about an hour or so for it to cook properly. Overall I am not crazy about it but it's a good recipe for my leftover bread!

lellyg's picture

Kids loved it!

yvered's picture

I made a different version of this last night and everybody loved it. I used lurpack unsalted butter, cinnamon, tinned peach slices and almond essence. I was FAB!!

pootle1980's picture

Nice and sooo quick! I added some mixed spice and served warm with lashings of cream. Lovely!

marymoss's picture

Great. Did need extra cooking but we liked it a bit runny. I blow torched the sugar and it gave it a lovely brulee style.

Small portions though. Mary

teresahall's picture

Didnt like it at all. Nothing like a traditional bread and butter pud. Id much rather take longer making it and get a good flavour

old-baker's picture

This isn't what I call bread pudding it is bread and butter pudding.

hellybop's picture

this went down a treat! everybody loved it, really easy and quick

thefunkyduck's picture

If you really like Bread & butter pudding, AVOID THIS. It really is not very nice, especially if you compare it to a real traditional version.

janefoy's picture

We have this so often!! its the easiest tastiest pudding. I use crustless 50/50 bread and taste the difference custard, the type of custard does make a difference, used cheap before and though still tasty nowhere near as good. Usually add some extra fruit. Never had a problem with the cooking times. Its just as nice the next day - I make just the same amount for the 2 of us as I would 4!!!


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