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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16th Feb, 2013
This recipe is absolutely delicious and everyone who has tasted it agrees - thoroughly recommend this recipe
9th Feb, 2013
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!
26th Jan, 2013
Carn`t wait to make it. Royston.
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Aunt Jane
22nd Jan, 2013
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
9th Jan, 2013
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.
5th Jan, 2013
I`m dying to make this it seems delicious. Royston
27th Dec, 2012
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 :)
12th Dec, 2012
Haven't made this yet but have very fond memories of bread pudding so definitley will have a go. Does it freeze?
7th Dec, 2012
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
7th Dec, 2012
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


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