My Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

Bread and butter pudding

by Sharon Maher

in Food, Recipes

I remember my very first taste of bread and butter pudding when I was a little girl and it’s been my little indulgence ever since.

It may be a bit of a splurge on the old daily calorie intake, so I feel it should not be an everyday pudding, but it is a great way to use up any left over bread and to fill up the kids especially on cold evenings, topped with custard it is just delicious.

I add whatever I have in the store cupboard to spice it up a little, a couple of my favourites are bananas and chocolate or sultanas and orange zest. It is so easy to make you do not need to be a celebrity chef to make it and who cares how it looks as long it’s got the taste.  It  is an old fashion favourite, which just melts in your mouth and once you have had a go at making it I think you will be doing it again and again. Plus try some new combinations of your own.


  • 2 tablespoons demerara sugar
  • 4  Eggs
  • 700ml (1 and 1/2) pints of milk (can be substituted with half milk/half single cream for more decadence!)
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 6-8 slices of bread crusts removed
  • Softened butter
  • 110g (4oz) Sultanas
  • Zest of 1 orange

To serve

  • Custard or double cream


  1. Preheat oven to 180C/ 350F/Gas 4.
  2. You will need a large oven proof dish of around 1.5 - 2 litres in size
  3. Butter each bread slice on one side and arrange butter side up in layers, sprinkling each layer with sugar, orange zest and sultanas, finishing with just sugar on the top layer. (Replace orange zest and sultanas with bananas and chocolate, or any flavours you may like)
  4. Whisk together eggs, milk and vanilla in a separate jug and pour over the bread. (For adult guests I add a drop of  Cointreau!)
  5. Let it sit for at least 10 minutes, I like to leave mine for a good hour.
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until set and a light brown in colour.
  7. Serve warm with custard or cream.


Norah x 


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