Bread pudding

Bread pudding

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(95 ratings)

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 eggs, beaten



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



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 100g butter, melted



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

  • 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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2nd Dec, 2015
Have been looking for a bread pudding recipe as my mum always used to make it, we all loved it hot with a bit of golden syrup dribbled across it!! Going to get in the kitchen right now and make this!!
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27th Oct, 2015
I Made this sun Sunday ,well is was so easy, and soo delicious, could not stop tucking into it, ;-) I have to make more ..;-) enjoyed with a nice cup of tea, yummy
23rd Mar, 2015
Loved this recipe . Nice and easy and very delicious. I served it warm with some cream but it would work just as well as a slice with a cuppa.
24th Feb, 2015
Been looking for recipe for bread pudding for some time, I found this and used it recently but this time I amended it slightly by adding other items including suet, cinnamon, plus half cup of spirits,( brandy, whisky ,rum etc ) and sprinkled nutmeg on top and I used more than the recommended amounts but it came out lovely just the same.----Next time will experiment with other ingredients----Keep these recipes coming.
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polo mint
4th Dec, 2014
I am no cook but this was easy and very delicious !!! yum yum !!
30th Oct, 2014
In an effort to reduce the calories I omitted the sugar. There is a lot of sugar in the dried fruit. The result was still delicious. Next time I will reduce the fat and increase the eggs.
19th Oct, 2014
I used flaked and desiccated coconut instead of peel, this did make slightly larger oblong tin amount (too full for 23cm sq) but cooked same time and turned out gorgeous! Used 2 tablespoons mixed spice, chopped dates and apricots needed to use up. This recipe is so versatile and cheap to make. Also, added zest of orange to lemon. Great flavour.
23rd Sep, 2015
This is like my mothers recipe, simply delicious. Used an old baguette today so needed extra milk to break the dry bread down.
26th Aug, 2014
I am not a fan of bread pudding myself I make this often for family members. I do not use the mixed peel, but add the zest of one lemon and one orange instead, and I also add grated nutmeg along with the demerara sugar before baking. It is a big hit and I keep getting handed the empty tins with requests for them to be refilled! This recipe is definitely a keeper.
22nd Aug, 2014
I have made this bread pudding a few times now and it always goes down well at home and at work. I only made a small change. I use glace cherries instead of peel, because I don't like peel. Its so easy to make and tastes delicious. Just like nan used to make :)


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