The best bread + butter pudding

As you might have noticed, I’m all about comfort food at the moment.

Soup is still my absolute favourite (with cream of tomato, tomato & lentil & butternut versions featuring heavily in my diet this month), but I’d be lying if I pretended like what I really crave lately is carbs.

Pasta, mash, rice and all sorts of nursery puddings… basically all the beige things!

Bread & Butter Pudding ● Classic pudding recipe ● Cake + Whisky

Best of them all though?

This incredible, festive take on the classic bread & butter pudding.

Bread & Butter Pudding ● Classic pudding recipe ● Cake + Whisky

There’s something so comforting about bread & butter pudding – and this version, made with Karaway Bakery’s delicious cinnamon, walnut and raisin brioche loaf takes this classic British pudding a step further.

Bread & Butter Pudding ● Classic pudding recipe ● Cake + Whisky

Soft and indulgent, with crunchy nuts and moist raisins scattered through and the warm aroma of cinnamon, it’s the sort of food winter is made for.

So make the most of the cold season and pud‘ it on your menu… You can thank me later!

Bread & Butter Pudding ● Classic pudding recipe ● Cake + Whisky

The best bread + butter pudding

Yield: 4-6



  1. Butter the bread and your baking dish.
  2. Arrange the bread slices in overlapping rows into your baking dish.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs and caster sugar. Add the cream and vanilla paste and mix well before incorporating the milk little by little.
  4. Pour the custard mixture into your baking dish and leave to rest for 15 min.
  5. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (350°F / gas mark 6).
  6. Dot the dish with any remaining butter and sprinkle with the soft brown sugar.
  7. Place in a bigger dish and fill halfway with water to make a bain marie.
  8. Cook for 35 min until golden brown. Serve on its own, with salted caramel sauce, extra custard or vanilla ice cream.

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Italian-style sausage casserole

Butternut squash pasta bake (V)

French apple turnovers (V)

Sticky date porridge (VE, GF)



  1. 23-11-2017 / 3:13 PM

    I love Bread and Butter pud! Although I once made a disaster one, I followed a recipe that said to use 6 eggs – and it basically turned out liek scrambled egg pudding. Doh! I shall be giving this one a try, it sounds SOOOO good!

    • 27-11-2017 / 3:00 PM

      Dooooooo it!! I think I’m going to make it again next week when my mum’s around!!

      xx Sandra

  2. 25-11-2017 / 4:49 PM

    This looks aaaamzing! I haven’t tried to make it myself before, really should give it a go! x

    • 27-11-2017 / 2:57 PM

      Go, go, go, it’s SO easy!!
      Would be delightful to wake up to on Christmas morning too (just saying…)!
      xx Sandra

  3. 04-12-2017 / 10:26 PM

    I love bread and butter pudding but I’ve never made it with Brioche. A great idea, thanks.