Bread and Butter Pudding

Bread and Butter Pudding

Bread & Butter Pudding

Total Time: Approx 1 hr     Prep Time: less than 30 mins     Cooking Time: 30 mins   Serves 8-10


Large mixing bowl

Large ovenproof dish

Knife for slicing

Large spoon for mixing


3 free-range eggs

3 tbsp caster sugar

2 cups milk and cream mixed together, half and half

½ tsp vanilla extract

1 loaf white bread, croissants, brioche or panettone

50g/20z butter

large handful raisins, soaked in Marsala

double cream or custard, to serve


  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  • Mix the eggs, sugar, milk and vanilla extract together in a large bowl.
  • Slice the bread of your choice, toast and butter it and arrange in overlapping slices in the bottom of an ovenproof dish, leaving some edges sticking out at the top so that they crisp up. Scatter the soaked raisins over the top and then pour in the egg mixture.
  • Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven and serve warm with cream or custard.

Soft custardy centre with crisp edges and comforting custard – soul food!