Bread pudding

Bread pudding

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(86 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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15th Sep, 2013
My family love this, our chickens don't because they used to get our old bread crusts. Now they get frozen until I have enough to make a bread pudding, although I have to confess to occasionally making or buying bread especially - it is so popular!
10th Sep, 2013
Had freezer failure so lots of rolls to use up and searched for recipe for bigger than usual bread pudding and this one came up. Increased ingredients by 25% (and added dried cranberries) resulting in a delicious, crispy topped pudding. Fabulous so will do again.
31st Aug, 2013
Loved this recipe. Had lots of crusts of good quality bread as I had made finger sarnies recently for an event. I only had 350g of bread so I reduced other ingredients proportionally, including the cooking time. Turned out really well. Nostalgia.
16th Aug, 2013
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
4th Aug, 2013
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!
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23rd Jul, 2013
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!!
21st Jun, 2013
Thought I would have a go at this - absolutely delicious. A taste of my childhood. Will definately make again. Yum yum!
21st Jun, 2013
Thought I would give this a go - absolutely delicious, a taste of my childhood. Would never use another receipe. Will definately make again.
11th May, 2013
i have made this for years and everyone loves it so much i have to make 3 a week
11th May, 2013
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


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