Cheats Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

Like most people, I like to cheat where I can in the kitchen. I have been a fan of bread and butter pudding for literally my whole life. I had a loaf of brioche to use up and so created this easy peasy cheats brioche easy bread and butter pudding with custard. It’s a great way of using up leftover bread products and I always keep a tin of custard in the cupboard for making this whenever we feel like. Wholesome desserts really don’t get much easier than this. You can use Panettone bread, croissants, brioche, bread slices and pretty much any other bread product and this bread pudding will turn out just as good.

Cheats Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

Why would you make this pudding?

This cheats brioche bread and butter pudding is the perfect winter dessert and one of our favourite recipes. An Italian bread and butter pudding is great for when you have friends or family round. And it’s so lovely and warming with all the flavours of the season. It’s easily a family favourite and so simple to make with ready made custard, dried fruit or just raisins and leftover brioche. You can also make a lovely bread and butter puddings variation of this with just a few tweaks. cranberry and orange zest for a festive feel, chocolate orange for a more indulgent version or really whatever flavour you feel like at the time.

Cheats Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

Can you really make bread and butter pudding with ready made custard?

With just three real ingredients, desserts don’t get much simpler than this. It’s something we make all year round – as a homely family dessert to something we can serve after a more important meal – even on Christmas day. But, our favourite time to have it is after Sunday lunch – the perfect end to a big family meal. The children really love this dessert and it’s something they can get involved in making too. It doesn’t have to be pretty or neat and tidy and can literally be thrown together in a dish and put in the oven in minutes.

If you have time you can make our best bread and butter pudding with homemade custard – adding milk or cream, vanilla, sugar… but then it wouldn’t really be a cheat’s pudding, would it? Use ready made custard and put your feet up. This isn’t really a healthy recipe either but it’s a great cake alternative and it goes so well after dinner with a glass of wine. Unlike our other recipes it isn’t made in the slow cooker. But this easy bread pudding is one the whole family will love.

Here’s our Cheats Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 250 g sliced brioche croissants etc
  • 50 g mixed dried fruit
  • Tin ready made custard

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6
  • Put a layer of brioche in the bottom of an oven dish, sprinkle over a handful of dried fruit and then adding another layer of brioche, repeating until the baking dish is full.
  • Pour the custard into a jug and add 100ml water. Mix and pour slowly over the brioche until it has all been soaked up.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until browned.

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Cheats Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

I had a loaf of brioche to use up and so created this easy peasy cheats brioche bread and butter pudding made with ready made custard
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword baking, dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 250 g sliced brioche croissants etc
  • 50 g mixed dried fruit
  • Tin ready made custard

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6
  • Put a layer of brioche in the bottom of an oven dish, sprinkle over a handful of dried fruit and then adding another layer of brioche, repeating until the dish is full.
  • Pour the custard into a jug and add 100ml water. Mix and pour slowly over the brioche until it has all been soaked up.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until browned.
Cheats Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe
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5 Comments

  1. January 18, 2015 / 1:58 pm

    Looks yummy! Will be trying this recipe out, Oscar loves a Brioche. xx

  2. January 18, 2015 / 5:45 pm

    Oh this looks divine!

  3. January 19, 2015 / 5:42 pm

    I genuinely haven’t ever considered using ready-made custard, but it totally makes sense, and brioche bread and butter pudding is great – perfect for this weather 🙂

  4. January 21, 2015 / 12:20 am

    Mmmm that looks delicious, my kids would love this!

  5. Anonymous
    February 11, 2019 / 2:46 pm

    Going to try this with bara brith I have left over, should be good!!

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