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Classic Bread & Butter Pudding

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Total Time
1h 10m
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Serves 8
Serves 8
A little effort

About the bake

A yummy winter pudding to warm you up on a cold day. Delicious buttery bread, coated in a creamy custard and scattered with raisins...bliss.

10 ingredients8 steps
  • Nut Free
  • Vegetarian


  1. Step 1

    Butter a pie dish. Cut the crusts off the bread, spread one side of each slice with butter, then cut into triangles.

  2. Step 2

    Arrange a layer of bread in the dish, add some of the sultanas and sprinkle with cinnamon, repeat until all the bread is used.

  3. Step 3

    Warm the milk, vanilla extract and cream in a pan until hot but not boiling.

  4. Step 4

    Whisk the eggs and sugar until pale, then add the warm milk and cream and stir.

  5. Step 5

    Pour the custard over the bread and sprinkle with sugar and a little nutmeg. Leave to stand for 30  minutes.

  6. Step 6

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas mark 4), then place the bread pudding on a baking sheet then into the oven.

  7. Step 7

    Bake for approximately 45 minutes, until the top in golden brown.

  8. Step 8

    Serve with cream or vanilla ice cream.


    • 8Bread (wholemeal, slices) 
    • 25gButter (unsalted) 
    • 50gSultanas 
    • 2 tspCinnamon (ground) 
    • 350mlMilk (whole) 
    • 50mlDouble cream 
    • 2Egg(s) (free range) 
    • 25gBillington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar 
    • 1 tspNutmeg (grated) 
    • 1 tspNielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract 

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