Bread and butter pudding

Use up left over bread in this traditional pudding. Perfect for winter!


Preparation & Cooking time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: Makes 4 servings - Cannot be frozen


8 thick slices stale bread
55 g or ¼ cup butter or polyunsaturated spread
2 tsp ground cinnamon, (optional)
400 ml or 1 ⅔ cups milk
2 eggs
55 g or ¼ cup sugar

To serve:
Blueberries or other fresh fruits


1 Lightly grease a 1 litre pie or baking dish.

2 Spread the butter or polyunsaturated spread on 1 side of each slice of bread and slice diagonally in half. Place a layer of bread, buttered-side up, in the base of the dish, then sprinkle with a little cinnamon. Repeat the layers of bread and cinnamon, until all the bread is used. Finish with a layer of bread.

3 Gently heat the milk in a pan over a low heat to scalding point. Do not boil.

4 Beat the eggs with 3/4 of the sugar and whisk until pale and frothy.

5 Add the warm milk and stir well, then pour the custard over the bread layers and sprinkle with the remaining sugar. Leave to stand for 30 minutes.

6 Heat the oven to 180°C (160° fan).

7 Cook for 30-40 minutes, until the custard has set and the top is golden brown. Serve with blueberries or fresh fruits.