Easiest ever bread pudding

Easiest ever bread pudding

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(18 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

Serves 4

The ultimate in quick comfort food – only five minutes to prepare, perfect to pop in the oven before the main course

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal363
  • fat11g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs64g
  • sugars47g
  • fibre1g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.57g
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Ingredients

  • 150ml whole milk
  • 140g white bread
  • 50g raisins or dried cherries
  • 568ml pot of fresh custard
  • butter, for greasing
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  • 5-7 tbsp caster sugar

Method

  1. Heat oven to 140C/fan 120C/gas 1. Stir the custard together with the milk. Trim the crusts from the bread, cut into triangles, then place in a large bowl with the raisins or dried cherries. Pour over the custard mixture, then carefully stir everything together so all the pieces of bread are coated. Lightly grease a small ovenproof dish with butter, then spoon in the mixture.

  2. Cook for 30-35 mins until there is just a slight wobble in the centre of the custard. Sprinkle over the sugar to cover the surface, then pop under a hot grill for 1-2 mins until the sugar starts to melt and caramelise.

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RacPus
5th Jan, 2019
2.05
Having read the other comments, I used extra milk in my custard (650 ml instead of 450) to ensure that it wouldn‘t dry out. I also used the cooking temperature and timing from this recipe https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/bread-butter-pudding as it sounded like the usual bread and butter timing and temperature would be better than this recipe. But thank you for giving me the courage to attempt Bread and Butter Pudding with instant custard! Using the tips above, it tasted really, really good.
aintreemaid
29th Dec, 2018
In the words of Prue Leith - it's not worth the calories! We had a whole carton of Waitrose's delicious Madagascan vanilla custard left over from Christmas day and, unable to bear wasting it, thought we'd give this recipe a try. The result was more like a milky soup than a pudding, leaving us wishing we'd just plonked the custard on to some sliced bananas. Ah, well ........
lizleicester
26th Nov, 2015
3.05
It's very simple and doesn't make what I'd call a good bread and butter pudding but in it's own way it is a great time saver and fine for a quick pud after a long day at work. I used Alpro soya custard because I needed it to be dairy free, and it all worked fine.
suebo51
30th Apr, 2013
Hi folks I want to surprise my wife Susan with this recipe for dinner tonight & being a novice, I see ' nutrition per serving' but can't for the life of me find how much a serving is, can anyone help?
sarahb2013
13th Apr, 2013
5.05
This pudding was very easy to do. I stuck to the ingredients and i got my husband involved.
sarahb2013
13th Apr, 2013
5.05
This pudding was very easy to do. I stuck to the ingredients and i got my husband involved.
minacolada
28th Oct, 2011
2.05
Bread and butter pudding was requested and as I was short on time I thought I'd try this. I thought it was OK but it didn't go down with my (usually easygoing) family. Lots was left and I'll try a more traditional one next time!
louisa22
12th Apr, 2011
1.05
Didn't like this at all. I cooked mine for longer than 35 mins and it still didn't set like traditional bread & butter pudding. Didn't taste anywhere near as good as traditional recipe.
jane65
23rd Feb, 2011
Personally I would call this Bread and Butter Pudding rather than Bread Pudding which for me is made very differently but still using up left over bread.
lisalola
16th Jan, 2011
when ever i make bread pudding i use up all the ends of the loaves of bread as no one in my house eats them. turns out really nice. and i dont like bread pudding as a rule.....!!

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