Bread and Butter Pudding

30 minutes - 40 minutes
to cook

This traditional English recipe is fragrant, soft, moist, wobbly beneath, and toasted and crunchy on top.

I would go the whole hog and serve it with some chilled, untreated Jersey cream.

The Delia Online Cookery School: Another baked pudding is Old-fashioned Rice Pudding and you can watch it being made. Just click the recipe image to play.

A picture of The Delia Collection: Puddings

This recipe is from The Delia Collection: Puddings. Serves 4-6

  • method
  • Ingredients


First of all, cut each slice of buttered bread in half, then into quarters, leaving the crusts on.

Now arrange one layer of buttered bread over the base of the dish, sprinkle over the candied peel and half the currants, then cover with another layer of the bread and the remainder of the currants.

Next, in a measuring jug, measure out the milk and add the double cream. Stir in the caster sugar and lemon zest, then whisk the eggs, first on their own in a small bowl and then into the milk mixture. Now, pour the whole lot over the bread, grate some nutmeg over the surface then bake on the centre shelf of the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and crusty. Remove it and leave for 5 minutes before serving


Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 4, 350°F (180°C).

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You will also need a rectangular baking dish, 7 x 9 inches (18 x 23 cm), well buttered

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