A Dessert to Remember: Mary Berry Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

If you are a dessert enthusiast , you have come to the right place.  Today, I’m thrilled to share with you my take on Mary Berry’s Bread and Butter Pudding. This delightful treat is a cherished family favorite of mine. While I have to confess that this recipe isn’t the most economical, its heavenly flavors make it an irresistible indulgence. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and get ready to create a creamy, fruity and utterly scrumptious dessert that’ll have everyone asking for seconds.

Mary Berry Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe Overview:

This Mary Berry Bread and Butter Pudding recipe serves approximately 6 people and takes around 50 minutes to prepare and 45 minutes to bake. The combination of sultanas, raisins, citrus zest and creamy custard nestled between layers of buttery bread is simply divine. And remember, if sultanas aren’t your thing, feel free to skip them. Now, let’s gather our tools and ingredients.

Tools and Equipment:

  1. Rectangular Baking Dish: Ideally, use a rectangular dish as it accommodates the bread slices perfectly.
  2. Mixing Bowls: You’ll need one for soaking the sultanas and another for making the custard.
  3. Grater: To finely grate the zest of a lemon or orange.
  4. Knife and Chopping Board: For removing crusts from the bread slices.
  5. Pastry Brush: To generously coat the bread with melted butter.
  6. Whisk: For beating the eggs and combining the custard ingredients.
  7. Oven: Preheat to 180°C/160°C fan/gas mark 4.

Ingredients:

  • 150g melted butter
  • 225g mixed sultanas and raisins
  • Zest of 1 lemon or orange (finely grated)
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 12 thin slices of white bread (crusts removed)

For the Custard:

  • 400ml double cream
  • 4 tbsp demerara sugar
  • 4 free-range eggs
  • 200ml milk

Instructions:

  1. Start by soaking the sultanas and raisins in warm water for about 20 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix the caster sugar, finely grated lemon or orange zest and mixed spice. This aromatic blend will infuse your dessert with irresistible flavors.
  3. Take your rectangular baking dish and generously butter each slice of bread on one side. Cut each slice diagonally to form triangles.
  4. Arrange a layer of buttered bread triangles in the dish, sprinkle with a handful of the soaked sultanas and raisins and a generous pinch of the sugar-spice mixture. Repeat this layering process until you’ve used up all the bread, sultanas, raisins and sugar-spice mix.
  5. Now, let’s make the custard. Take a separate bowl and the following ingredients : eggs, double cream, milk and demerara sugar. Whisk the mentioned ingredients together until well combined.
  6. Pour the custard mixture evenly over the layered bread. Let the bread soak in the custard for about 30 minutes. During this time, preheat your oven to 180°C.
  7. Bake the pudding in the oven for approximately 45 minutes. Check if the pudding is beautifully golden brown and the custard is set.
  8. Once done, remove the pudding from the oven. Let it cool slightly. It’s best served warm, but you can also enjoy it at room temperature.

Nutritional Value (per serving):

Calories: 480 kcal

Fat: 30g

Carbohydrates: 45g

Protein: 6g

Fiber: 2g

Sugar: 27g

Also Try: Mary Berry’s Classic Bakewell Tart Recipe: A Timeless British Dessert

FAQs:

Can different types of bread be used to make this recipe?

Absolutely! You can experiment with different bread varieties like brioche or whole wheat for a unique twist.

Can I substitute the cream with a lighter option?

While it won’t be as rich, you can use single cream or even half-and-half for a slightly lighter version.

How do I store leftovers?

Store any leftover pudding in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat gently in the oven or microwave before serving.

Can I use other dried fruits in place of sultanas and raisins?

Of course! Feel free to use your favorite dried fruits like currants, apricots, or cranberries.

Can I make this pudding ahead of time?

Absolutely! You can prepare the pudding up to the point of baking. Just cover it and refrigerate overnight. Bake it the next day for a stress-free dessert.

Conclusion

There you have it, my take on Mary Berry’s irresistible Bread and Butter Pudding. A decadent dessert that’s worth every calorie, perfect for family gatherings or whenever you’re craving a comforting treat. So, gather your ingredients and tools, follow the steps and get ready to savor a slice of heaven. Enjoy!

Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe Mary Berry

Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe Mary Berry

Mary Berry's Bread and Butter Pudding is a testament to the timeless appeal of British culinary classics. With its luscious layers of buttered bread, interspersed with juicy raisins and drenched in a rich custard, this pudding is the epitome of comfort food. Mary Berry, often regarded as the queen of baking in the UK, brings her own signature touch to this traditional dessert, ensuring that every bite is a delightful blend of nostalgia and modern flavors. Whether it's for a family gathering or a cozy weekend treat, her recipe promises a dish that's both satisfying and memorable.
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 6 People

Ingredients
  

  • 150 g melted butter
  • 225 g mixed sultanas and raisins
  • Zest of 1 lemon or orange finely grated
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 12 thin slices of white bread crusts removed

For the Custard:

  • 400 ml double cream
  • 4 tbsp demerara sugar
  • 4 free-range eggs
  • 200 ml milk

Instructions
 

  • Start by soaking the sultanas and raisins in warm water for about 20 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • In a bowl, mix the caster sugar, finely grated lemon or orange zest and mixed spice. This aromatic blend will infuse your dessert with irresistible flavors.
  • Take your rectangular baking dish and generously butter each slice of bread on one side. Cut each slice diagonally to form triangles.
  • Arrange a layer of buttered bread triangles in the dish, sprinkle with a handful of the soaked sultanas and raisins and a generous pinch of the sugar-spice mixture. Repeat this layering process until you’ve used up all the bread, sultanas, raisins and sugar-spice mix.
  • Now, let’s make the custard. Take a separate bowl and the following ingredients : eggs, double cream, milk and demerara sugar. Whisk the mentioned ingredients together until well combined.
  • Pour the custard mixture evenly over the layered bread. Let the bread soak in the custard for about 30 minutes. During this time, preheat your oven to 180°C.
  • Bake the pudding in the oven for approximately 45 minutes. Check if the pudding is beautifully golden brown and the custard is set.
  • Once done, remove the pudding from the oven. Let it cool slightly. It’s best served warm, but you can also enjoy it at room temperature.
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