Bread And Butter Pudding Recipe 2022 – How To Make Bread And Butter Pudding Dish At Your Home

bread and butter pudding
Preparation TimeLess than 30 minutes
Cooking Time30 minutes to an hour
Serves4 person

This is one of the recipes which is old as well as trendy. 😋 If you wish to make delicious food for your child then keep reading!

Introduction of bread and butter pudding

This article will cover the bread and butter pudding’s recipe and nutrient quality. You can learn the details to make this recipe. Scroll down…👇 

Historical Background

Bread and butter pudding has come from the 11th century and it depends on what country you get this recipe from. One of the oldest recipes. It is one of the most popular desserts in many countries.

Basically, the idea of the bread and butter pudding recipe has come to use stale bread. The original concept arose out of necessity as a way to prevent food waste rather than throwing the stale sliced bread. 

It is one type of recycling of waste food. Stale bread is not too good to eat because it was difficult to chew and not so tasty. Plus stale bread is not good for health. In this case, this dessert evolved. It was very popular in the lower class of England, that is why it is also called  “poor man’s pudding”. 

But now it is one of the tasty desserts for every class of people. Its taste breaks the barriers of society and connects food lovers. Let’s know the nutrient quality. 

Now, I am sharing the ingredients and the methods of bread and butter pudding that you can follow to prepare this recipe. 


25g/1oz + extra for greasingButter
8 Thick SliceWhite Bread
50g/2ozSultanas and other dried food
2 teaspoonsCinnamon Powder
350mlFull-fat Milk
50ml/2fl ozDouble Cream
2Free-Range Eggs
3 tbspGolden caster sugar
Zest ½  lemon

Method And Description

To make this dish, you have to follow some steps. According to you, you can change some ingredients or you can use other ingredients like chocolate, and custard.  Later on, I am going to mention two other flavors of bread and butter pudding.  So, keep on reading till the end to know more 👇

Method And Description

1st step

First of all, heat the oven 180o or 160oC. Take an oven-proof dish, about 23x28cm/9x11in size. Take the bread and apply butter on each and every side of the bread.  Then cut into small pieces.

2nd Step

Arrange the bread properly and apply the butter side and bottom of the dish then add sultans. Then add on sprinkle with cinnamon. 

3rd Step

Gently heats the milk and cream in a saucepan over low heat to a scalding point. Add eggs and 3-quarters sugar into the bowl and lightly whisk until pale. Then add the warm milk with cream and let them stir well. Then pour the mixture onto the prepared bread pieces. 

Plus, don’t forget to sprinkle some nutmeg and lemon zest, and remaining sugar and leave them to stand for 30 min. 

4th Step

This is the last step. Place the dish into the preheated oven and bake for 30-40 min until the bread is becoming golden brown. Now it is ready to eat. 😋

You can check out this video below to learn more


Nutrition: Per Serving


What Is Bread Pudding?

Hence, it is now a popular dessert in different countries. Individual countries experiment with this food and discover new recipes for bread and butter pudding.

However, the basic structure of this recipe is the same, but they add some more interesting ingredients that make it more tasty and give another distinct taste, smell and look.  

For instance chocolate bread and butter pudding. To make this dish you have to add 100 gm dark chocolate, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, and 6 tbsp chocolate spread to the ingredient list of bread and butter pudding.

What Is Bread Pudding?

Mix 1 tbsp cocoa powder and 100 gm dark chocolate in the first step of the bread and butter pudding recipe.  Meanwhile, you have to add 1 tbsp chocolate spread over the base of each bread. The rest of the method is the same. Remember: Don’t add lemon.  


On the other hand, bread and butter pudding with custard is another version of bread and butter pudding which is also very tasty and popular. Scroll down to know the recipes…👇

Ingredients: you have to take 4 eggs and ½ cup of Chelsea white sugar. Along with this, 1 tbsp Vanilla Essence with 2 cups milk. And, 3 thick slices of fruit bread (if you want fresh white bread you can use that), 60gm butter, and ¼  tbsp ground nutmeg. 

Method: first, place eggs, and Chelsea white sugar with vanilla essence in a bowl and mix them for 1 min.

Second, whisk in milk then pour into a 1.5 lit capacity ovenproof casserole dish. 

Third, apply butter to the slice of the bread or you can cut the bread into quarters and spread the butter as well. After that, place them on top of the custard.

Fourth, garnish with nutmeg and place them on a stand dish in a baking tray of water and bake them at 150oC for 1 1/2 hours. Ready to serve. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) :

1. Do You Put Eggs In Bread And Butter Pudding?

It is a traditional dish of the British. Eggs are one of the ingredients for this recipe. To make different flavors of bread and butter pudding, the number of eggs can be changed in order to the recipe. 

2. Can You Eat Bread And Butter Pudding Cold?

Generally, bread and butter pudding is served hot or it can be eaten at room temperature. If you wish to have it in the cold, you may miss the taste of hot cream and butter flavor.

3. Can Bread Pudding Sit Out Overnight?

Don’t do this. After baking this dessert, don’t let this dessert sit out at room temperature for more than 2 hrs after its time of baking. 

4. When Should You Eat Bread Pudding?

It is one of the tasty and most popular dishes among different ages. It is perfect for brunch or breakfast. Your child can like it. It is very easy to make. 


Bread and butter pudding is one of the common traditional British dishes. It is very tasty as well as a nutrient dish. Hopefully, you will like this piece of writing.

If you wish to prepare this dish, please let me know your feedback on this recipe by email. I would like to know your words.

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