Old fashioned spicy bread pudding

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Not to be confused with bread and butter pudding, this spicy version was often frugal way to use up stale bread. Now it's a good excuse to let bread go stale on purpose.

I prefer this made with brown bread, the way my mum used to make it.

Old fashioned spicy bread pudding
Servings:Serves 6
Calories per serving:333
Ready in:2 hours 15 minutes
Prep. time:1 hour
Cook time:1 hour 15 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:29th July 2013

Best recipe review

Wartime fare


My Dad loved this, I think it reminded him of good times during the war.

Paul R Smith


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Mise en place

  • Preheat the oven to 180° C (350° F - gas 4)
  • Place the dried fruit and your chosen spirit in a bowl and leave for an hour to infuse the flavours.
  • Break the bread into 1cm (1/2") pieces a add to a large bowl and leave for 30 minutes to soak.


  1. In a separate bowl, mix the beaten egg, muscovado sugar, melted butter and mixed spice and beat well to combine.
  2. Pour this into the milk and bread mixture.
  3. Beat this mixture really well with a fork so there are no lumps.
  4. Fold the marinaded fruits, spirit and fruit zest into this mixture.
  5. Spoon this mixture into a baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  6. Sprinkle the top with a little freshly grated nutmeg and the demerara sugar.
  7. Bake in the middle of the oven for 1 hour, 15 minutes.

Serving suggestions

Serve with hot custard, consume and then find a comfy chair to sleep it off in.


Try other dried fruits, apricots, cherries etc.

See also

Bread and butter pudding is very different, but it might be what you were searching for

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