Recipe: Bread and Butter Pudding


  • 10 thick slices of bread
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups full-cream milk
  • ½ cup extra-fine granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • butter


Preheat oven to 320°F and grease an ovenproof baking dish. Spread both sides of your bread with butter and arrange them in the baking dish.

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla extract until well combined and a little frothy. Pour this over the bread in the baking dish and allow it to stand for three minutes.

Place the baking dish in a deep baking tray, and sprinkle the dish generously with sugar. Pour hot water into the tray so it comes up to about halfway up the sides of the baking dish, and bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes. The pudding is done when the top is golden brown and crispy, but it gives a little wobble when you shake the dish. Let it stand for 5 minutes, and then serve warm with vanilla custard.