Mum's Bread & Butter Pudding

I've always loved Bread and Butter Pudding.  With so many recipes out there which all have slight variations I've yet to find one which matches Mum's.

I'm sure we've all said things like 'mmmm it's good but not as good as Mum's.'   That's how I feel about this recipe I'm sharing with you.

As per usual the recipe from Mum doesn't come with many instructions and certainly no measurements.  It was all done by look and feel.  I've given rough measurements to give you an idea. 

Mum's Bread & Butter Pudding.

10 - 12 slices raisin bread
Butter for spreading on bread
Jam for spreading on bread
1½ cups sultanas
½ cup desiccated coconut
4 eggs
⅓ cup raw sugar (you can use caster sugar)
1 cup thickened cream
2 cups milk
Nutmeg for the top

Grease a baking dish with butter.  I used a 20x20cm dish.  A lasagne dish works well too.

Spread the butter and jam on each slice of bread.  One side only.  Cut each slice in half on the diagonal.

Place one layer of bread into the baking dish.  Cover as much of the dish as possible.  Sprinkle some of the sultanas followed by a little coconut.  Repeat layering in this order.  Finish with the sultanas and coconut.

Crack the eggs into a medium bowl and whisk.  Add the sugar and whisk again.  Next add in the cream and milk, whisking together.

Pour over the top of the bread slowly.  Carefully lift a few slices of bread to create little pockets for the mixture to run through.

Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for one hour to soak.

Preheat oven to 170°C.

Remove pudding from the fridge.

The bread has soaked up the mixture well.

Place into a water bath filling until it reaches halfway up the sides of the pudding dish.  I used a large roasting pan.  Sprinkle the top with nutmeg.  Cover with foil and bake for up to one hour.

Remove foil and bake a further 5 minutes.

Once ready, remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes and then serve with cream or icecream.


  1. I never ate Bread and Butter pudding until I was in my 30's. It didn't appeal to me when I was younger. Now that I do enjoy bread and butter pudding my husband doesn't eat it which puts me off making it. Though he used to say the same about baked rice pudding and will eat that now. Maybe I just need to try the bread and butter pudding again.

    1. You could always make it in a smaller dish and have it over two nights perhaps. I'm not a fan of the baked rice pudding either. Maybe I need to try that again one day too. You never know.

  2. I love bread and butter pudding but without sultanas. I can't remember the last time I made it! Meg:)

  3. Yum, yum in my tum! Absolutely love bread and butter pudding, a reminder to make one soon and I will try your mum's method next time.

    I have been a bit quiet around here lately, trying my best to stay off social media and other things that chew up my time. I am really busy this time of year just like everyone else. I hope all goes well with your procedure this week and we will see you after you are well rested and recovered :)


    1. I know what you mean about social media chewing up your time Tania. I have set times and that’s it otherwise I don’t get anything done here.
      Thankyou for your well wishes and I hope you enjoy Mum’s recipe.


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