Nana’s Best Ever Bread Pudding


Cuts into 16 generous squares

My nana used to make the best bread pudding and this recipe takes me on a taste adventure to my childhood. Those were the days! This little beauty is as good as I remember, if not, better! There’s no better way to use up leftover bread!


500g white or wholemeal bread

250g mixed dried fruit

1 tablespoon mixed spice

1/2 tablespoon cinnamon

600ml milk

2 large eggs, beaten

140g brown sugar

1 apple, peeled and chopped

100g butter , melted

2 tablespoons demerara sugar


How to

  1.  Tear the bread into a large mixing bowl and add the dried fruit and , cinnamon and mixed spice. Pour in the milk, then stir or scrunch through your fingers to mix everything well and completely break up the bread. Add eggs, chopped apple and brown sugar. Stir well, then set aside for 15 mins to soak.
  2.  Heat oven to 180C/160C fan. Butter and line the base of a 20cm non-stick square cake tin (not one with a loose base). Stir the melted butter into the pudding mixture, tip into the tin, then scatter with demerara. Bake for 1½ hours until firm and golden, covering with foil if it starts to brown too much. Turn out of the tin and strip off the paper. Cut into squares and serve warm with custard or ice cream, or at room temperature with a cuppa for a delicious tea time treat! Just like nana used to make!

Other info

Prep time: 10 minutes   Cooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes plus 15 minutes soaking


  • merilyn

    memories for me thankyou sammie!
    my grandma used to make a delicious bread pud back in the day!
    afcourse she was from old blighty!
    much love m:)X