Sometimes the old favorites are the best, and you can’t go wrong with this great recipe for some old fashioned bread pudding, an English classic!

Old Fashioned Bread Pudding

  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredientsphoto (27)

8 oz bread brown or white (225g) – with the crusts cut off
275 ml milk
2 oz butter, melted (50g)
3 oz soft brown sugar (75g)
2 level teaspoons cake spice
1 egg beaten
6 oz raisins (175g)
Grated zest of half an orange
Freshly grated nutmeg

Preparation method

  1. Pre-heat oven to Gas 4, 350F (180C)
  2. Butter a 1.25-1.5 litre baking dish,
  3. Break bread into smallish pieces (about 2″ x 2″)  and place in a bowl
  4. Pour milk over the bread, stir and leave for 30 minutes until well soaked
  5. In a separate bowl add the melted butter, sugar, cake spice and the egg
  6. Add the soaked bread to the mixture
  7. Beat the mixture with a fork until no lumps remain, then stir in the raisins and orange zest
  8. Pour the mixture into the baking dish and sprinkle with nutmeg
  9. Bake for about one and a quarter hours, or until nicely browned.

Can be served hot or cold.
Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Adapted from the original recipe by Delia Smith


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