Bread Pudding

Bread pudding, a nostalgic and comforting bake from our childhood!

It was invented to use up stale bread, which is still a good reason for making it – however, it has developed into something so wonderful, it’s worth letting the bread go stale on purpose.

Ingredients

  • 225g (8oz) stale white bread, crusts removed
  • 300ml (1/2 pint) milk
  • 125g (8oz) mixed sultanas, currants and raisins
  • 25g (1oz) chopped mixed peel
  • 50g (2oz) butter melted and litte extra for greasing or suet if you prefer
  • 50g (2oz) Demerara sugar, plus extra to sprinkle
  • 1½tsp ground mixed spice
  • 1 egg, beaten

Method

  • Grease a 20cm square shallow baking tin or dish. Tear or chop the bread into pieces, place in a bowl and cover with the milk. Leave to stand for 30 mins.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Beat the mixture with a wooden spoon to break up any lumps. Add the fruit, peel, melted butter, sugar, spice and egg and stir well to mix. Pour into the greased baking tin or dish and bake in the oven for 1½-2 hours until firm to the touch. Sprinkle over a little extra sugar, cut into pieces and serve warm or cold.

Top tip for making Bread pudding

Keep any stale bread in the freezer. Useful for breadcrumbs, bread and butter pudding and bread sauce as well as bread pudding.

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DavidG612
30th Mar 2020
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OK. Silversurfers. Good recipe but any reason why you follow BBC practice and only give metric weights?
My 92 year old neighbour wanted to try this and asked me (by phone) for the Imperial equivalents. They are not illegal now..........
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Hello David ... I just checked and Metric weights began to be introduced in 1965 so I guess it isn't too unreasonable for us to be using these 'modern' measurements some 55 years later? 🙂 I have just amended the recipe for you and included Imperial measurements as well so your 92 year old neighbour can enjoy using our recipe .. I hope she enjoys it 🙂
DavidG612
30th Mar 2020
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I learned metrics during war as our Head thought even if the Germans didn't win metrics would be the norm eventually. If you lived out here you would find signs in 'Llath' - Welsh for feet! And our local veg. market when last open had reverted to Imperial in large letters and metrics in small. Horses for courses. Ta for the mod, I've rung the soul!!
LauraM13
26th Mar 2020
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been looking for bread and butter pudding so give this ago
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Hello and Welcome LauraM13 it is a great recipe one of my favourites... check out the rest of our recipes here https://www.silversurfers.com/food/
some might take your fancy.
Best wishes
Sue
PaulineW132
26th Mar 2020
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Long time since I made bread and butter pudding will try this recipe looks real easy we used to butter bread then layer with fruit and sugar and then pour egg and milk mix over
SoniaS3
26th Mar 2020
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I haven't made Bread Pudding for 40 years! Am definitely going to have a go at this recipe. Thank you for sharing!
Marinamantle
25th Mar 2020
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My mum made THE best bread pudding, She used suet and mixed spice, it was so tasty. I could never quite get it the same. Sadly she has now passed. Will definitely try this one though.
Chalkiie03
25th Mar 2020
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Thanks for bread pudding recipe my mam used to make them 65 years ago looking forward to making this
KateT74
25th Mar 2020
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Excited joining this group. Will most certainly make this dish. Very easy and wholesome as well.
PatriciaM75
25th Mar 2020
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I make bread pudding all the time a great way of not wasting food xx
BellChristmas123
25th Mar 2020
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Thank You for letting me join all take care
BellChristmas123
25th Mar 2020
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Thank You for letting me join take care all
Soper
25th Mar 2020
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This is great.. I love making old recipes I think they are cost savers to...
Wass
25th Mar 2020
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kathyellen
24th Mar 2020
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Love it , those were the days when nothing went to waste . My mother also added pastry top and bottom that was called nelson square .
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Wow Kathyellen that is an interesting twist and definitely adds lots more calories !! I might have to look it up.

Sue
Juniteeks
24th Mar 2020
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My Dad was the best bread pudding maker in our house and it was one of the most delicious treats I remember from my childhood!
SallyA46
24th Mar 2020
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My mother used to soak the bread in tea first. It was beautiful.
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Hi SallyA46 that is something I have never heard I soak mine in just milk so I might try that next time.

Thanks for the tip!!

Sue
tazjuliet
26th Mar 2020
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My mom used to soak bread in tea too!
JuneA77
24th Mar 2020
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Certainly going to give this a try ...
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Hello and welcome June yes make sure you do, I usually keep all the crusts in the freezer so when I have enough I make it.
Eaten warm straight from the oven, I can assure you it won't last very long. Also, we have lots of recipes here that you can try https://www.silversurfers.com/food/
Enjoy your Bread Pudding.
Sue
LyndaC19
12th Jan 2020
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My mum used to make this, but sure she used whole slices soaked with milk.... tasted lovely...
ValR2
11th Jan 2020
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My mums bread pudding was lovely it was eaten in a flash.
Thisisnew
11th Jan 2020
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I actually make my own bread specifically for bread pud as my bread has no additives and goes stale just right for the pudding. If your diabetic try using stevia for all your baking sweeteners
diabetes
10th Jan 2020
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Bread pudding looks good enough to eat, but seriously..Is it OK for diabetics?
GaynorC3
12th Sep 2019
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Loved my Mums bread pudding so will give this a go. Thanks.
TechnoNan
12th Sep 2019
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Going to give this a go. I have always made bread pudding for many, many years. This is slightly different.
JoyC3
11th Sep 2019
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Going to try the bread pudding, it looks yummy !!!!!
MargaretC11
11th Sep 2019
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I shall be making some bread pudding Mum used to make a smashing one x

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