One of my dads all time favourite puddings (alongside Black Forest) is bread pudding.
For weeks and weeks now he’s been going on at me to make him a bread pudding. I’ve had a ton of bakes on my list to do that I’ve prioritised but I finally got round to making him one. Do I feel guilty that I didn’t make one straight away when he asked? After seeing his face light up when I gave him a slice, YES, yes I do! Haha.
Whilst making the bread pudding i realised that it is a proper autumnal treat! (Which is a bonus as it means I can share my recipe with you guys and it ties in with my autumnal bakes).
It’s filled with different spices which gives this bake a proper warm feel to it. It’s a very homely bake, which is the perfect treat to eat whilst these long, cold nights are here.
Eaten hot with custard and cream… oh my days it’s delicious. Mind you, if that isn’t your vibe, that’s okay, you can eat this cold also. It’s a very versatile bake which I think you guys will love.
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Soaking Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour – 1.5 Hour
Overall Time: 2 Hours 10 Minutes
Equipment You Need:
- Rectangle Glass Casserole Dish – https://www.wilko.com/wilko-33cm-rectangular-glass-roaster/p/0165855?gclid=CjwKCAjwyvaJBhBpEiwA8d38vDZosqCBE__NgonyZ6HZuodCR6AZvFy1Rz54f2riOgjrRsNSp4oowRoClD4QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
Ingredients You Need:
- Loaf Of Stale White Bread
- 250g Of Dried Fruit (Raisins & Sultanas)
- 130g Of Golden Syrup
- 130g Of Suet
- 2 Eggs, Beaten
- 1tbsp Of Cinnamon
- 2tsp Of Nutmeg
How To Make Bread Pudding:
- Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients and grease a rectangle glass casserole dish with butter.
- Secondly, cut your slices of stale bread into pieces and soak in water for around half an hour.
- Whilst your bread is soaking, in a large bowl add 250g of dried fruit, 130g of suet 130g of golden syrup, 1tbsp of cinnamon and 2tsp of nutmeg.
- Just before the 30 minutes is up, preheat your oven to 200C / 180C Fan / Gas Mark 4.
- Once your bread has soaked for 30 minutes, squeeze the bread until it’s relatively dry and then combine with the mixed fruit etc, in the large bowl.
- Next, mix in your two beaten eggs.
- TIP: By this point you should have a very softish mixture that drops off your spoon, if you don’t, add a dash of milk until you reach this consistency.
- Pour your bread pudding mixture into your greased dish and place in the oven for 1-1.5 hours. You will know when it’s cooked as a skewer inserted into the centre of the pudding will come out clean and the top will be browned.
- Finally, when your bread pudding is baked, leave to cool in the dish for at least an hour before cutting into slices.
That’s your Bread Pudding prepared, soaked, baked and ready for you to demolish!
Let’s just say, my dad was overjoyed with his bread pudding, from the smile on his face, I gather it tasted pretty darn good.
Let me know if you make this yourself and what your thoughts were on it. Did you enjoy it? Do you find it to be a autumnal dream?
Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,
Love bread pudding. They are a frequently consumed sweettreat 😋 in my home. Love your recipe. One of your ingredients is a “suet” what exactly is it?
Oooo my house too! My dad absolutely loves it, this didn’t last long at all haha. ‘Suet is saturated fat that is used in many traditional British recipes, such as steamed puddings, pastry, and sweet mincemeat’ – that’s Google’s way of describing it! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Fab recipe! It’s so sweet that your dad liked it so much. I’ve never made bread pudding before, perhaps now is the time to try it! Thanks for sharing x
Honestly it didn’t last long, he absolutely loved it bless him. It’s defiantly worth trying, everyone in my household love it! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
I’ve never made bread pudding but your description is luring me in! I may need to give this a try. Thank you.
It’s defiantly worth giving a go, my household loves it! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Oh I love bread pudding. And these bread pudding look so yummy. Thank you for sharing your recipe with me.
It went down an absolute treat! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
I don’t think I have ever tried bread pudding before. This sounds really simple to make, you have explained the recipe really clearly. Thank you for sharing and the photos look great!
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It’s really easy to make and everyone loves the outcome. It’s been a recipe my mum has used for years now. Ah thank you so much, I’m so pleased it’s a clear recipe! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
I love bread pudding and used to make it all the time. I’ve never made it with the suet however. Mine is like a baked custard with bread and rains tossed in and left to soak. I wonder if suet is something different in your part of the world than over here in Canada.
Here in Canada we buy bags of suet to hang in the tree for winter birds to enjoy.
Oooo yours sounds amazing, I love baked custard! I actually use suet in a few of my bakes, It’s a saturated fat which is used in many traditional British recipes. Ah that sounds so cute, I’ve never heard of doing that in England but it’s something I’m now wanting to do. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
My boyfriend loves bread pudding but I’ve never tried it myself because I never liked the sound of it but these photos make it look lovely!
The thought of stale bread put me off but honestly, it goes down a treat in my household. Its more popular than I first thought. Thank you so much for commenting Xo
Do you know if this would work with gluten-free bread, and substituting something like applesauce for the eggs? I have food allergies in the house.
I should imagine so lovely. I think bread pudding can be made in any way you want. I’d always recommend trialing as you may just make something utterly delicious! Thank you so much for commenting Xo
I haven’t eaten much bread pudding in my life (not really sure why as I always liked it) — this sounds like a great recipe that I will have to try out!
It has honestly gone down a treat in this household, my family absolutely love it! Thank you so much for commenting Xo