Dessert Recipes > Bread & Butter Pudding

How to make bread and butter pudding:
A truly classic nursery pudding dish. Made carefully however this can be a really delicious dessert. Make sure that the bread is well soaked in the egg and milk mixture before cooking as this gives a risen and spongy finish to the dish.


8-10 slices bread (white or wholemeal)
1 cup sultanas (or any dried fruit for a change!)
1 large egg
confectioner's sugar (or brown sugar if preferred)
butter softened for spreading
approx. 1/2 pint milk
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Butter the slices of bread (remove crusts if preferred).
- Place bread buttered side up in a greased, ovenproof dish, layering the bread with dried fruit and a sprinkle of sugar.
- Aim to get most of the fruit into the inner layers of the pudding.
- Sprinkle some sugar onto the top of the last layer.
- Beat egg into milk and pour this mixture over the bread.
- With clean hands press bread down firmly to make sure that it absorbs the liquid.
- Let stand for half an hour and then bake at 190 degrees centigrade (see temperature conversions) until risen and golden brown on top.