Bread Pudding – Dolly’s Recipe

Bread Pudding – Dolly’s Recipe

Traditional Bread Pudding – Easy

Traditional Bread Pudding you say? Well here is my Dolly’s recipe for you – and it’s almost as delicious as her lol! 

Firstly let’s get one thing straight – this is most definately NOT a recipe for Bread & Butter Pudding.

That’s something very different 🙂 very 

This is quite different in texture especially to  Bread & Butter pudding. It’s more often than not served cold, in big chunks with a cuppa! 

 

So what is Bread Pudding? 

So what is it? 

Well it’s a very traditional dessert –  primarily used to use up old/ stale bread, you know that stuff that’s too stale for sandwiches.

Please don’t confuse it with the slightly lighter bread & butter pudding. 

This is quite dense and quite stodgy and that’s what people love 

 

So what is it exactly according to the experts?

It’s is a bread-based dessert popular in many countries’ cuisines, made with stale bread and milk or cream, generally containing eggs, a form of fat such as oil, butter or suet, and depending on whether the pudding is sweet or savory, a variety of other ingredients.

Sweet varieties  may use sugar, syrup, honey, dried fruit, nuts, as well as spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, or vanilla. The bread is soaked in the liquids, mixed with the other ingredients, and baked.

Source: wiki 

Food historians trace the history of bread pudding to the early 11th and 12th centuries, as frugal cooks looked for ways to use stale, leftover bread instead of letting it go to waste.

In 13th century England, bread pudding was known as “poor man’s pudding,” as it was a popular dish with the lower classes.

 

How to make this lovely Pudding! 

It really is very simple 

Simply soak your bread, leave overnight 

Add in the other ingredients, beat with a fork and squish into the baking tin, like so – 

 

 

Top Tips for your pudding 

  • Soak bread overnight – really it does make all the difference and if you can’t then 2 hours minimum  
  • You can use the grated zest of an Orange or a Lemon to add more flavour – yummy 
  • You can use suet instead of melted butter, however I prefer butter 

 

It really is that simple! 

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Another lovely recipe 

And here’s another idea for you, if you like something to have with a cuppa. 

Fruit and shortcake Slice – yum yum 

Fruit Slice

 

Traditional Bread Pudding, close up slice

Traditional Bread Pudding - Dolly's Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 341kcal
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A traditional bread pudding, wonderfully old fashioned with left over bread and bursting with flavour

Ingredients

  • 225 g white or wholemeal bread - crusts cut off
  • 285 ml milk
  • 50 g Butter melted
  • 75 g soft brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons mixed spice
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 180 g dried mixed fruit
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Zest of Orange or lemon
  • 25 g white sugar for sprinkling

Instructions

  • Pre-Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.
  • Line & butter the base of a 20cm non-stick square cake tin (not one with a loose base)
  • In a large bowl break the bread into small pieces (1 inch), add the milk and soak overnight for best results or minimum 2 hours
  • When you are ready to make your bread pudding, add the melted butter, soft brown sugar, mixed spice and beaten egg to the bread mix
  • Using a fork beat the mixture well
  • Finally stir in the mixed dried fruit and zest of orange or lemon (optional)
  • Spread the mixture in the baking tray, smoothing the top and sprinkle over the nutmeg
  • Pop in your preheated oven and bake for 1 1/4 hours until golden
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle with white sugar
  • Cut into large squares and tuck in!

Notes

** All nutritional information is approximate and intended only as a guide 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Traditional Bread Pudding - Dolly's Recipe
Serving Size
 
6 people
Amount per Serving
Calories
341
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Cholesterol
 
50
mg
17
%
Sodium
 
281
mg
12
%
Potassium
 
344
mg
10
%
Carbohydrates
 
57
g
19
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
35
g
39
%
Protein
 
7
g
14
%
Vitamin A
 
330
IU
7
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
221
mg
22
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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