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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29th Mar, 2013
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.
17th Mar, 2013
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 :)
14th Mar, 2013
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.
26th Feb, 2013
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!
20th Feb, 2013
really nice really easy to make wonderful
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.


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