Recipe: Bread and Butter Pudding

Bread and Butter pudding is such a traditional British pudding that it often gets overlooked in favour of more modern, trendier puds. Don’t let that put you off though, as this pudding is a great winter warmer, and full of nutritious ingredients. It is easy to prepare and fun for the kids to help with too.


8 slices of wholemeal bread (slightly stale works best)


Dried mixed fruit

2 eggs

25 g Golden Caster sugar

350 ml whole milk

50 ml double cream

1 tsp vanilla extract

Cut the crusts off the bread, generously butter them and slice into triangles. Layer the bread in a buttered ovenproof dish. Between each layer sprinkle a small handful of the dried mixed fruit. Layer until all the bread triangles are used up.

In a pan warm the milk and the cream and vanilla extract, but don’t let it boil. In a bowl whisk 20 g of the sugar with the two eggs. Slowly add the warm milk and cream mixture and whisk together. Pour this over the layers of bread and leave for 30 minutes.

Sprinkle the rest of the sugar on the top and pop in the oven for 30-40 minutes at gas mark 4.

Serve with custard. Nom Nom.


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