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Bread and butter pudding

bread and butter pudding, bread pudding, food for tots, toddlers


Serve: 2-3

Baking dish required: 2 oval shaped trays (17cm length x 12 cm width x 4cm heights)bread and butter pudding, bread pudding, food for tots, toddlers

4 slices stale bread (11cm x 11cm x 2cm thick) – preferably 2-days old
45g sugar
300 ml milk
1-2 drops vanilla extract
2 eggs (large – 64g each)
4 tbsp raisins (conditioned) – more or less
Dash of cinnamon powder (optional)
25g butter for spreading the bread and baking dish
1 tbsp honey for glazing (if you are using no added honey, dilute with a little water)


  1. Preparation one day prior to making:
    • keep bread in the refrigerator to dry out.
    • condition raisins – put in a plastic bag, pour water inside and immediately pour it out. This is to prevent the raisins from absorbing the moisture from the pudding (refer to photo above)
  2. When making pudding, prepare a small pot. Add in sugar, milk and vanilla extract. Cook with medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside and leave it to cool until room temperature.
  3. Grease baking trays with butter.
  4. Thaw bread. Cut the crust off the bread (this is optional). Spread butter on one side of each slice. Then, cut the bread into triangles with 10 smalls and 3 large (as shown in photo below). Apply butter to the edges of the large triangles as they will be placed on the top of the pudding.
  5. Arrange a layer of bread with buttered-side up at the bottom of the dish. Do not leave any gap if possible. Add in raisins and a sprinkle of cinnamon powder. Then, finish with the top layer by repeating with bread, raisins and cinnamon powder.
  6. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs lightly. Pour in milk mixture in step 2 and stir well. Strain the mixture into another clean bowl.
  7. Gently pour the milk mixture over the top and side of the bread. Let it soak for 30 minutes. To make sure the top layer of bread is fully soaked up with the liquid, use a spoon to press the bread down once or twice.
  8. Preheat oven to 180 °C.
  9. Place the dish on a baking tray. Add hot water to fill up half of the dish. Bake at 180 °C for 25 minutes and 160 °C for 10 minutes.
  10. Remove the baking dish from the oven and  brush a layer of honey over the top of the bread. Bake a further 2 minutes until the top is golden brown and the custard is set (You will see the bread puffing up slightly).
  11. Allow it to cool and firm up slightly before serving.


  1. You can also use panettone, brioche or wholemeal bread. Avoid using pre-sliced bread that is too thin (ie 1cm).
  2. This technique (water bath/bain marie) helps to cook the pudding with more uniform heat as well as prevent it from drying.
  3. This recipe also works well with square or rectangle baking dish if the bread can fit well into it.


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  1. noobcook says:

    wow you turn stale bread into something so gourmet ^^

  2. Joyce Ang says:

    No wonder people say a picture paints a thousand words… your bread and butter pudding looks so delicious that I wish I could savour a few pieces!

  3. tigerfish says:

    I agree with wiffy! Dynamic duo – you and your son 🙂

  4. I can remember the first time i made bread and butter pudding… It was not half as good as yours… but that week, I gained 2 pounds… This is going to get me into trouble… I just know it!

  5. he he he, I cooked this similar dish last week…yum yum….simple and nice

  6. Beautiful and I bet it’s delicious! I did it once with coconut milk, sinful but very fragrant.

  7. I always think that bread pudding looks like a hard object to photograph because of the texture and boring color. But it doesn’t apply to you at all. I’m loving how you styled this food! So much to learn from you. I now feel that I like bread pudding using Asian’s toast… American bread is not always so good. Your bread looks like Japanese toast. Yum…

  8. Florence says:

    i have tried few of your recipes and Im loving it..gonna try tis too,and my son will surely ask 4 more..yum yum..keep it up!!!

  9. Christy says:

    I’ve never thought much of this; and now you mention that it’s stale bread? Your version definitely did not look stale whatsoever had you not mention it; it looks like something spun by a professional gourmet chef for a competition!:D
    Lovely and great job done 🙂

  10. So good! You put those mushy puddings to shame. I also noticed that you’ve cleverly halved one triangular slice into two to fit the baking dish, which is neat and smart!

  11. Lily says:

    This is going to be my next to-do treat for my boy! Just to check why do we need to condition the raisin 1 day earlier? Since its just to rinse with water and pour it out?

  12. This recipe is so clever, simple and yummy. Your pics are very gorgeous. Want to grab one from my screen. 🙂

  13. MaryMoh says:

    Looks really neat and inviting. I would enjoy every mouthful 😀

  14. mycookinghut says:

    I am not joking but I have not tried great and butter pudding. I need to give it a go now!

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