How to make bread and butter pudding
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Bread and butter puddings one of those delicious, warm, wintery recipes that can put a smile on everyone's face. Once you know how to make bread and butter pudding, you will have a delicious recipe perfect for family dinners, or wintery roast lunches.

Here's how to make bread and butter pudding in the easiest, simplest way. This classic bread and butter pudding recipe only takes 45 mins to bake in the oven and is a great way of using up any leftover or stale bread that might be sitting in your bread bin.

If you want to try a healthier option, use brown bread instead or if you want to be naughty serve with chocolate custard or replace the dried fruit with chocolate chips for an even sweeter finish.

Bread and butter puddings have been around for years and this classic recipe has been tried and tested in the goodtoknow kitchen which means it's one of the best and will never get old.

Make sure you save this tasty dessert with your very own online recipe book. Enjoy!

How to make bread and butter pudding


Serves 4-6

  • 60g butter, softened
  • 6-8 slices white bread, at least a day-old
  • 90-125g dried mixed fruit
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 300ml carton double cream
  • 300ml milk
  • 75g caster sugar
  • Pinch of ground mixed spice

Step 1

how to make bread and butter pudding

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Set the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Lightly grease the dish, using some of the butter. Spread the remaining butter over the slices of bread, and cut the bread in half diagonally. Arrange the slices in the dish, with the crusts down and points sticking up.

Step 2

How to make bread and butter pudding

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Sprinkle over the dried fruit, lifting some of the slices so that fruit goes under the bread. In a jug, make a custard by beating together the eggs, cream, milk, sugar and mixed spice. Pour this over the bread. Leave the pudding for about 15 mins for the bread to soak up some of the liquid. Put the dish on a baking sheet and bake the pudding in the centre of the oven for about 45 mins, until it’s a light-golden colour and the custard has set in the centre. Serve immediately.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies