Lyle's Classic Bread and Butter Pudding
- 200ml (7floz) full fat milk
- 100ml (3½floz) double cream
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 medium orange, thinly pared zest
- 60g (2½oz) unsalted butter, softened
- 12 small slices 2-day old fruit bread, about 400g (14oz), cut into triangles
- 3 medium eggs
- 60g (2½oz) Lyle's Golden Syrup
- Custard or cream, for serving
What Is Bread And Butter Pudding?
Bread and butter pudding is a quintessentially British dessert that’s been a family favourite for generations. Plus, it’s a great way to use up any leftover bread before it goes off!
Made by layering slices of buttered, milk and cream-soaked bread in a baking dish and drizzling it with Lyle’s Golden Syrup – our special ingredient – this classic bread and butter pudding recipe is sure to tempt your taste buds.
How To Make Classic Bread And Butter Pudding
Butter up this classic, warming treat.
- Combine the milk, cream, vanilla and orange zest in a small non-stick pan. Simmer for 2-3 minutes, then turn off the heat, cover and leave to cool while those delicious flavours infuse.
- Butter up the bread on both sides, arranging half the slices in a 1.75l (3pt) capacity baking dish. Be generous - overlap the slices.
- Beat the eggs and the Lyle's Golden Syrup together in a jug and then add the milk mixture. Get rid of the orange, then pour half the milk mixture over the bread - arrange a second layer of bread on top then pour over the remainder of the milk. Leave to sit for 15 minutes while you preheat the oven to 180°C/160° Fan, 350°F, Gas 4.
- Pop the pudding dish in the roasting tin, fill halfway with hot water and bake on the middle shelf of your oven for 25-30 minutes.
- When it's golden brown and slightly caramelised at the edges, it's ready to enjoy. Remove and serve with custard or cream – either way, you can't go wrong!
- If preferred, you can cut the crusts off your bread beforehand.
- Try switching up the type of bread you use each time, consider sourdough, brioche, croissants, or even hot cross buns!
- Piping hot bread and butter pudding – with that golden edge – simply can’t be beaten!