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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5th Dec, 2012
came out a treat.
5th Dec, 2012
made for first came out a treat.will make again.great.
27th Nov, 2012
My first ever attempt at bread pudding, can't believe how easy it was. Tasted perfect, went down a treat with my boys.
27th Nov, 2012
This is a great recipe. I replace the mixed peel with dried prunes, dates and apricots or any combination of these. I also add the juice of half a lemon and use light olive oil instead of butter. Works a treat. Lovely and moist.
26th Nov, 2012
I made this as I had leftover bread to use, I used the recommended amount of dried fruit and no peel, but still think that it was too much, could probably halve the amount of fruit. I wasn't a fan of the outcome, but my housemates boyfriend, who is particularly partial to bread and butter pudding, absolutely loved it! So It must be a winner. I will try it again maybe with varying amounts of fruit or different varieties.
9th Nov, 2012
WOW so easy and so tasty. I made this tonight and it is really lovely. I am a big fan of bread pudding and have tasted many different recipes, this is just perfect. Thanks BBC Good Food. Again :)
5th Nov, 2012
i forgot to add the melted butter but it was delicious
27th Oct, 2012
Seriously good bread pudding i used luxury fruit in mine and i also used demerera sugar instead of muscavado as i didnt have any in.....was absolutely delicious..would def make it again....ide give it 10 stars ....
20th Oct, 2012
I increased the quantities to fit my 23cm square tin. Worked really well and tastes amazing. Fantastic way to use up bread.
15th Oct, 2012
I have been ;ooking everywhere for a bread pudding recipe like my nan and mum used to make. This is the one. My family all loved it, my husband mentioned that he had been waiting for me to make a 'proper' bread pudding for 44 years!!


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