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Old Fashioned Bread Pudding

use your baking cupboard staples and old bread to make this . Delicious warm with custard or cold as a cake


8oz old bread , brown or white , crusts removed
1/2 pint milk
8oz dried fruits ( sultanas , raisins , currants )
2oz suet
2-3tbspn mixed spice
2oz soft brown sugar , you can use ordinary caster sugar
1 beaten egg
Grated nutmeg ( optional )
1 tbspn granulated sugar


Break the bread into small pieces and put into a bowl

Pour over the milk and leave for 30 minutes

Heat the oven to 180C

Beat the bread and milk mixture together with a fork

Grease a 7" tin

Add all the fruit , brown sugar , suet ,egg and spice to the bread and mix really well to combine ( you may need to get your hands in )

Pour into the prepared tin and flatten the top

Grate a little nutmeg over the top

Bake in centre of the oven for 1-1.5 hrs

Take out of oven and sprinkle over the granulated sugar

Leave to cool in the in



Old Fashioned Bread Pudding

3 thoughts on “Old Fashioned Bread Pudding

  1. This used to be a great treat when I was a kid in the UK (I’m 70 now)
    My Nan and Mum made it regularly and was lovely warm or cold.
    Was also known as “the dustman’s wedding cake”

  2. at last found the recipe so similar to the one Mum used to make, made it at lesat 4 times now, winner all the way

  3. Very similar to what my Gran made back in the 60’s, only she used to soak the fruit in brandy overnight. I make it with or without the brandy.
    Husband loves it and I make it every couple of months.

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