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Traditional pudding recipes

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Get nostalgic with these comforting old-school pudding recipes, from classic arctic roll and trifle, to warming bread & butter pudding and jam roly-poly.


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  • Bread and butter pudding

    Bread and butter pudding

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.58 ratings

    Transform a stale loaf into a comforting bread and butter pudding. This traditional British dessert is layered with a rich vanilla custard, dried fruit and lemon zest

  • Classic Arctic roll

    Classic Arctic roll

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Follow our step-by-step guide to this retro frozen dessert of vanilla ice cream wrapped in a light sponge cake, with homemade strawberry jam

  • School days citrus pudding

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.31 ratings

    Use lemon, lime or grapefruit in this squidgy baked dessert - a simple and nostalgic family pud

  • Next level carrot cake with the first slice cut away

    Classic carrot cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Perfect a classic with our next level carrot cake recipe. It's been meticulously tested so you can bake the best version of this traditional cake

  • Mary’s royal cherry trifle

    Mary’s royal cherry trifle

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.8 ratings

    Mary Berry whips up a creamy, fruity pudding studded with almond amaretti biscuits and smothered in kirsch and custard

  • Chocolate concrete squares

    Chocolate concrete with caramel sauce

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.7 ratings

    Update a classic school-dinner recipe by using caramel sauce instead of pink custard to serve alongside chocolate squares. Kids (and big kids) will love it

  • Baked rice pudding in a large baking dish

    Classic rice pudding

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.10 ratings

    Have this creamy rice pudding cooking in the oven while you make dinner and round off your meal with a comforting pud. Serve with jam for a feel-good treat

  • Blackcurrant queen of puddings

    Blackcurrant queen of puddings

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.6 ratings

    Blackcurrant compote and buttery brioche crumbs give this British classic a vibrant twist, with the sharp berries complementing the sweet meringue topping

  • Schooldays treacle sponge

    Schooldays treacle sponge

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.35 ratings

    A syrupy basin pudding with a moist sponge and sticky sauce – a Great British tradition with retro charm

  • Jam roly-poly

    Jam roly-poly

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.56 ratings

    This jam roly-poly is simple to make, comforting and sure to bring back memories of traditional school dinners

  • Sussex puddle pudding

    Sussex puddle pudding

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    This twist on a classic steamed pud has a sweet sponge topping with a puddle of sticky lemon sauce underneath. Finish with a splash of cream

  • Eve's pudding with custard in bowl

    Eve's pudding

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.35 ratings

    This delicious classic British apple pudding is easy to make and great for feeding the family, serve with custard

  • School-days sprinkle sponge cut into squares

    School-days sprinkle sponge

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.58 ratings

    Fancy a trip down memory lane? This classic school-days sprinkle sponge will do the trick. Serve as an afternoon treat, or for dessert with warm custard

  • Baked lemon & vanilla rice pudding

    Baked lemon & vanilla rice pudding

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.23 ratings

    The uplifting zing of lemon zest cuts through the richness of this creamy and comforting classic

  • Layered fruit trifle in a glass bowl

    Classic sherry trifle

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.32 ratings

    Christmas celebrations are not complete without a trifle and this recipe is guaranteed to be the crown jewels of the table

  • Baked Alaska on a cake stand

    Baked alaska

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Make this retro dessert for a festive get-together. With ice cream, fluffy meringue and sponge cake, it's a showstopper – and it's easier to make than it looks

  • Fruit & nut Christmas pudding loaf

    Fruit & nut Christmas pudding loaf

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.13 ratings

    The loaf shape makes this pud easy to slice and serve, and it takes less time to cook than a steamed one

  • Spotted dick

    Spotted dick

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.30 ratings

    Steam a traditional fruity sponge pudding with suet, citrus zest and currants then serve in thick slices with hot custard

  • Rhubarb & pear crumble

    Rhubarb & pear crumble

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.29 ratings

    This has a lovely crunchy topping that tastes like flapjack, perfect comfort food

  • Easiest ever bread pudding

    Easiest ever bread pudding

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.21 ratings

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

  • Blancmange with berries on plate


    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Our easy blancmange uses only a handful of thrifty ingredients. This retro, milky dessert is infused with lemon and can be topped with juicy fresh berries.

  • Golden panettone pudding in an oval dish

    Panettone pudding

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.98 ratings

    This is a posh version of bread and butter pudding, rich with cream and vanilla – great for using up any excess Christmas panettone


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