Marmalade & whisky bread & butter pudding

Marmalade & whisky bread & butter pudding

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(31 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr Plus 30 mins soaking


Serves 6 - 8

The ultimate grown-up comfort food, use leftover fruit bread or even croissants instead of the bread if you prefer

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal523
  • fat38g
  • saturates21g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre1g
  • protein10g
  • salt0.84g
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  • 8 slices day-old crusty white bread, crusts removed
  • 50g very soft butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 4 tbsp Seville orange marmalade, plus 4 tsp
  • 300ml full-fat milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 248ml pot double cream
  • 3 large eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • seeds 1 vanilla pod
  • 4 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp whisky



    Whisky usually means an ethanol-based spirit produced in Scotland. Ethanol is an intoxicating…

  • icing sugar, for dusting


  1. Butter each piece of bread on both sides, then spread 4 with the 1 tbsp marmalade each. Pop the remaining bread on top to make 4 marmalade sandwiches. Cut into triangles and nestle in rows in a large baking dish. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3.

  2. Beat the milk, cream, eggs, vanilla, sugar and whisky together, then pour over the bread. Leave to soak for 30 mins.

  3. Dot the remaining marmalade all over the top of the pud and dust with the icing sugar. Bake for 45 mins-1 hr or until puffy and starting to caramelise where the bread breaks out of the custard. Serve hot or warm.

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21st Oct, 2019
I made this with brioche buns and some chopped dates soaked in cold tea. It was absolutely the best B&B pudding I've ever had. It's worth buying good marmalade for.
1st Feb, 2019
Here in Holland we don't normally do these types of dessert, but I tried it out of curiosity. And it went down very well! Will definitely be making this again.
20th Jan, 2018
My first time making bread and butter pudding and it was delicious. Served it to some friends and was pleased to see they kept going back for more. I used single whipping cream rather than double and it was fine. I left it for ten minutes after being in the oven for an hour as I think it's nicest warm rather than hot.
26th Mar, 2016
I love this pudding. It's delicious and so easy to make. Alarmingly lovely when it's cold too so there's now now leftovers!
2nd Nov, 2015
I used brioche rolls for this. As they were made with butter I left off buttering the rolls first, just spread the marmalade. I used a little butter to thickly butter the dish. It turned out to be the yummiest bread and butter pudding ever! Next time I shall use a little more whisky, but that is down to personal taste.
27th Oct, 2014
I scaled this down to make for one person and followed the recipe exactly. It was very quick and easy to make. It was certainly above the usual old nursery B & B Pudding. Delicious.!!
27th Oct, 2014
I scaled down a smaller version for myself. Followed recipe exactly, so quick and easy to make. Would be great if there are unexpected visitors. The marmalade and whisky make it a touch above the good old nursery B & B. Delicious!!
21st Mar, 2014
This is restaurant quality pudding! Used all butter's to die for and simple, tastes like you've spent hours in the kitchen. FABULOUS!
27th Oct, 2014
I don't think I would choose this in a restaurant and surely no one would think you have spent hours in the kitchen making it, but it was good.
15th Mar, 2019
You need to get out more my lovely!


24th Aug, 2014
Can I freeze a cooked bread and butter pudding?
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5th Sep, 2014
Hi there, thanks for your question, for best results we wouldn’t advise freezing this once cooked.
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