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Bread and Butter Pudding

Bread and Butter Pudding was the ultimate frugal pudding when I was growing up in the UK, I have tweaked a little but still simplicity at its best.

Bread and Butter Pudding

Hold the front page people, my latest recipe is a rare beast in Krumpli, a dessert! I know take a seat and focus on the bread and butter pudding and you will be fine. Myself and my fearless stunt wifey rarely eat desserts, our love of savoury flavours usually massively overwhelms our desire for dessert.

However we are not immune to the odd sweet treat and when we do they are typically really old school, simple and typically British. Bread and butter pudding has really frugal roots and when I was a child this would have been made with birds custard rather than my slightly more fancy ‘crème anglaise‘. But you should feel free to use ready made custard, let down with a little milk to the consistency twice as thick as double cream if you wish. Let’s face it if you do this becomes a dessert so quick and simple it is obscene!

Bread and Butter Pudding

I’m definitely a crust on and bits of bread poking out kinda dude when it comes to this dessert, I know some prefer to soak all of the bread in the custard mix but those people are wrong. Just plain wrong and very bad people you should not listen to them.

Hehehehehe, I love textures in food so for me I like the slightly salty sweet crunch of the bread as it bakes in the oven and the contrast that it offers to the crusts that are soaked in the custard that become almost chewy in the custard that sets as it bakes.

Oh yes there are also philistines that will tell you to cut of the crusts, again these people are bad people don’t listen to them.

So skip throwing your slightly stale loaf of bread to the birds for just one week and have a crack at an ancient, simple and really rather glorious British dessert, you won’t regret it!

Bread and Butter Pudding
Yield: 2 Servings

Bread and Butter Pudding

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Bread and Butter Pudding was the ultimate frugal pudding when I was growing up in the UK, I have tweaked a little but still simplicity at its best. 


  • 200 g Stale Bread
  • 35 g Butter
  • 25 g Raisins
  • 1/4 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 30 g Sugar
  • 100 ml Full Fat Milk
  • 100 ml Double Cream
  • 1 Vanilla Pod
  • 15 g Flaked Almonds
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar


  1. Butter a 20cm diameter round bowl that is oven proof.
  2. Then spread butter on both sides of your stale bread and layer up your bowl with the buttered bread.
  3. Sprinkle over the raisins and ground cinnamon and set aside whilst you make the custard.
  4. Whisk together the sugar and the egg until it lightens in colour and becomes frothy.
  5. Mix together the cream and the milk and scrape the seeds from the vanilla pod and add them to the milk cream mixture and heat pver a medium high heat.
  6. Do not boil the milk but take to a slight simmer before pouring slowly over the egg mixture whisking as you go.
  7. When a smooth custard has formed pour over your bread, removing the vanilla pod and allow to sit for 20 minutes.
  8. Whilst your bread is soaking preheat your oven to 180°C
  9. Before placing your pudding in the oven sprinkle over the almonds and the brown sugar and bake for 30-40 minutes.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 812Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 283mgSodium: 692mgCarbohydrates: 86gFiber: 4gSugar: 36gProtein: 17g

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Thursday 8th of February 2018

Ah, Ah, Ah, I never throw away my stale bread, because I make breadcrumbs for my meatballs. I am also more of a savoury person but I will try this magnificent bread pudding

Brian Jones

Friday 9th of February 2018

Hehe, I rarely throw anything away in the kitchen, bread is definitely one that always gets saved!


Thursday 8th of February 2018

I could easily have this as the only desert on this planet and your version is definitely a super nice one. ? I totally agree, no soaking. I’m going to make this pud this coming weekend for sure. Love it!

Brian Jones

Friday 9th of February 2018

Enjoy Ramona, I love it too!


Thursday 8th of February 2018

Yum this looks fabulous! I love the raisins :)

Brian Jones

Friday 9th of February 2018

Cheers Sue.

Claire Thomas

Sunday 27th of November 2016

Looks divine, and so comforting- just give me a spoon and I would be happy to polish it off!

Brian Jones

Tuesday 29th of November 2016

We would never ever eat this from the pan with just a spoon, honest ;)

Tara | Deliciously Declassified

Friday 18th of November 2016

What is it about this time of year that just makes you crave decadent delicious things like bread pudding?! This looks so simple yet flavorful. I'd top this with a nice big scoop of vanilla ice cream just to add extra decadence, because - why not? Haha. Thanks for sharing :)

Brian Jones

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

Hahahaha, ice cream would be a great addition.

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