Recipe on a Budget Bread Pudding


Todat – budget bread pudding

The very lovely Emma at Hertfordshire Mummy is sharing her frugal recipe with us this week over at Family Budgeting. Makes me think of my granny and winter and comfort food. It makes me think of hot water bottles and big colourful bedspreads…

budget bread pudding

Budget bread pudding

 Do you have extra bread or crusts to use up.Then this is perfect. I love recipes that use up our left overs…fabulous. Over to Emma…

I was inspired to do this as I make my children’s packed lunch sandwiches in advance and freeze them. Unfortunately they demand that the crusts be cut off so I end up with a loafs worth of crusts left over!

Bread pudding is a great solution. It’s easy to make and uses cheap store cupboard ingredients that you probably have around the house. It is also delicious cold as well as hot so good for picnics or packed lunches.
Bread Pudding Recipe
500g bread/crusts
a handful of raisins or currents (or any dried fruit that you have lying around!)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
600 ml milk
2 eggs
140g soft brown sugar
100g melted butter
Tear the bread into a bowl and add all of the ingredients reserving a little bit of the sugar. Stir with a spoon until it’s all mushed up (great fun for the kids) and leave for 15 minutes for the milk to soak in to the bread.
Butter a cake tin or square baking dish and pour in the mixture- sprinkle some of the sugar over the top. Bake in the oven for 1 1/2 hours at around 180c. If the top starts to get too brown cover with foil.
When it’s ready take it out and cut into squares – eat hot or cold….
Yum…so whose for bread pudding?
and how about ricotta tart
 You might also like my recipe for easy walnut bread


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  1. October 25, 2013 / 13:16

    ooooh this is a fab way of using up the unwanted crusts i am left with too. thank you x

  2. Jill, morethanmummies
    March 17, 2014 / 06:47

    No one in our house likes crusts and they always either end up getting thrown away or given to they dogs. This would be a much better use that all the family would love!

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