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Bread and Butter Pudding

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Bread and Butter Pudding

The traditional way to use up leftover or slightly stale bread. You can add a bit of cranberry sauce to give it a seasonal touch.

About this recipe

This Christmas leftovers recipe was supplied by


  • 2/3 of a loaf of leftover or slightly stale bread
  • 50g of butter
  • 100g of raisins or other dried fruit
  • 3 large eggs
  • 650g milk
  • 50g of sugar plus extra for topping
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius or Gas Mark 4.
  2. Butter the bread, cut into triangles and place in an oven proof dish.
  3. Sprinkle over raisins or dried fruit.
  4. Mix together the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla extract and salt to make a custard.
  5. Pour the custard over the bread and allow to soak for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle a little extra sugar over the top and bake for 25-30 minutes.

What you will need

Tip! Many people feed bread to birds in the garden. Bread provides little value to birds in very cold weather. High energy foods such as nuts, seeds and fat balls are more appropriate to help birds get through cold spells.

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