• Serves 4
  • 60 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 7 Ingredients


Bread and Butter Pudding is a wonderful dessert pretty much any time of the year.

If you have a half loaf of sandwich bread that’s less than fresh, turn the frown upside down and jazz it into a Bread and Butter Pudding.  Or if you have leftover hot cross buns, croissants or even brioche bread, switch these out for a deliciously different take on a traditional Bread and Butter Pudding.

Side note: Ever wondered why Brioche bread or buns is so rich and sweet?  And why it’s so perfect in recipes like Bread and Butter Pudding?

A brioche bread is a very ‘rich’ bread. Whereas standard breads can be made from nothing more than water, flour, salt and yeast, a brioche will contain plenty eggs, milk and butter. … The high fat and protein contents of these ingredients is what makes the bread so special. Find out more about Brioche and why it’s so delicious.

We love this recipe from MoM Member Kathryn.  Look at the way her Bread and Butter Pudding rises!

And really, what’s not to love about a traditional version of bread and butter pudding. The silky, creamy custard, the juicy plumped up sultanas or the way the bread soaks up all the richness of the custard.

Once you’re tried Kathryn’s recipe for Bread and Butter Pudding Old Style, let us know your thoughts in the comments below x

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 6 slices Bread
  • Butter
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups Milk
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • handful Sultanas


  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees.
  2. Butter the bread (I do both sides). Slice the bread (I do diagonally across because that is what fits well in my dish).
  3. Layer the bread across the dish and sprinkle with cinnamon as you go. Add the sultanas in the middle (they burn if they are on top).
  4. In a jug mix the milk, sugar and eggs (I beat with a fork to combine well).
  5. Gently pour the milk mixture into the dish.
  6. Press the bread down into the milk mixture and let sit for around 15 minutes.
  7. Bake in the oven around 40 minutes.
  8. Serve with cream and/or ice cream.


As this Bread and Butter Pudding is the traditional version it is really easy to modify. I have done this before with raisin bread and you can also make your Bread and Butter Pudding with brioche. You can add jam to the bread or different fruits to get different flavours.

  • This sounds amazinggggggg


  • My Nanna used to make this so it would be like getting one of her special hugs. Will have to make this when family are staying with us. Otherwise a lot would go to waste as there’s now only my son and myself. Thank you for bringing warm family memories back for me.


  • This really remind me my childhood. I love my mums bread butter puddings.


  • I can’t remember the last time I had bread and butter pudding. It has always been a favourite of my husband with extra custard.


  • I’m just not a fan of Bread & Butter pudding. It takes my hubby back to his childhood when he had to eat it, but it’s not something I would make.


  • You can replace sultanas for chocolate drops and make a white choc sauce. So much you can do with it! Perfect use of stale bread!


  • I never had it before. Looks like easy but yummy dessert


  • I love bread and butter pudding! We only have seedy bread in our cupboards, I don’t think that would work would it?


  • I’m not a fan of this one. It just doesn’t seem right somehow :)


  • This looks like such a great dessert yum


  • I’ve never made a bread and butte pudding and it seems so so easy. I might need to try it out one day, just checked and hubby has never tried it. He’s been missing out.


  • Still a family favourite – will make one for dessert tonight!


  • We had bread and butter pudding growing up,love your recipe!


  • Old style or new style – love bread and butter pudding.


  • This looks yummy. Such a classic.


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