Old Fashioned Bread Pudding Recipe

I hadn't had bread pudding for years until a couple of weeks ago when I made Bacon and Onion Roly Poly Pudding; which got me thinking about food we had when I was a kid.  If you've never had bread pudding you haven't lived and have been missing out!

My nan used to make it and of course so did my mum.  I'm not a one for cakes or puddings, but bread pudding is a glorious thing.  Hot or cold, this is good stuff; proper old fashioned food.  Oh and when it's cooking, your kitchen will smell amazing.

Bread Pudding

There's nothing fancy about bread pudding and certainly no cooking skills are needed.  It's a great way of using up stale bread; in fact it works best with bread that's 2 or 3 days old.
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You will need:
400g stale loaf of bread
285ml pint of milk
1 egg - free range of course
60g of soft brown sugar
340g mixed fruit
2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons mixed spice
115g melted butter


Preheat your oven to 180 degrees
Cut the crusts off of the bread and cut into small cubes and tip it into a mixing bowl.  Heat the milk till almost boiling and pour over bread; leave to soak for about 30 minutes.

Using your hands squish the bread between your fingers so there are no lumps.  Now beat in the egg.
Add all the remaining ingredients except the butter.

Mix well then beat in the butter.

Pour into a greased 20cm (8 inch) square tin and bake for 1 – 1.1/4 hrs or springy to the touch.  You should be able to insert a skewer and it comes out clean.

Bread Pudding

Leave in the tin to cool a bit before turning out onto a wire rack.   Sprinkle a little sugar over the top and eat either hot or cold.


  1. This sounds beautiful ... definitely going to be making me some of this !!

  2. This sounds delicious
    Not had a homemade version for about 20 years going to make this thanks for the easy recipe x


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