Irene's Cookery
by Irene's Cookery
4 Servings
1 hr

Bread and butter pudding is a traditional type of British pudding, made with simple pantry items like bread, eggs, milk and sugar. The recipe transforms these every day ingredients into a light, custard-like pudding in a mere 40 minutes in the oven. You do need to let it rest for a while to soak up the milk, so be sure to give yourself a little extra time.

It's an excellent way to use up stale white bread, making it a resourceful and very economical dish to cook. Remove the crust if you prefer, or leave it on. It works for other types of bread, too.

No fancy pants ingredients required. Just your regular old ingredients in your pantry!

All assembled and ready to be baked.

Every bite of this pudding reminds me of home icon .

Recipe details
  • 4  Servings
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 40 Minutes Total time: 1 hr
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  • Day-old bread: 8 slices
  • Butter, softened: 1 tbsp
  • Raisins: 1/2 cup
  • Eggs, beaten: 4
  • Milk: 2 cups
  • Brown sugar: 1/2 cup
  • Cinnamon, ground: 1 tsp
  • Vanilla extract: 1 tsp

Preheat the oven to 350°F or 175°C.
Cut up the bread into small pieces into an 8 inch square baking pan. Sprinkle with raisins and dot with butter.
Beat the eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon the vanilla until well combined. Pour over the bread, and lightly push down with a fork until the bread is covered and soaking up the egg mixture. Set aside for 15 minutes.
Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly tapped. Serve hot with ice cream or on its own!
  • Up the luxe factor of this dessert by using croissants or brioche.
  • Prefer something sweeter? Replace part or all of the brown sugar with white sugar.
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