Cheats Festive Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding

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I’ve always made a quick and easy Cheats Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding that we enjoy throughout the year – summer to winter. But over recent years I’ve also made a festive version that I thought I’d share with you today – you can’t beat a lovely British festive dessert in the run up to Christmas.

Full of cranberry and orange flavours this bread butter pudding great for Christmas and has just a lovely festive kick to it that the whole family really enjoy.

Cheats Festive Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding

What bread can you use for this Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding?

This brioche bread pudding recipe doesn’t have to be made with brioche – it can be made to use up any bread products you have leftover like a loaf of bread or panettone bread at Christmas. Panettone slices would actually be lovely, nice and dense and flavoursome.

Serve warm with a heavy cream or vanilla ice cream. Easy bread and butter pudding really is one of our favourite dessert recipes and a lovely comfort food.

If you’d rather you can make individual bread and butter puddings at home. You would just need to follow the instructions using multiple smaller dishes and adjust the cooking time if necessary.

Whether you make individual dishes or a big one to share, this is a fantastic Christmas pudding that can be enjoyed throughout the festive season. It can be served perfectly after a main course and is a great end to all family meals.

What equipment do you need for Christmas bread and butter pudding?

For this recipe you will no doubt be able to use things you already have at home but, in case it helps, here’s what we use when putting this recipe together:

It’s so nice to have warm desserts over the autumn and winter and this one has been a real hit with the children. It’s great after a Sunday lunch or even as a quick and easy warming midweek treat. You can’t beat a dessert that comes with custard at this time of year.

If you fancy mixing this up a little you could switch the dried cranberries for chocolate chips to make a lovely chocolate orange version. That’s next on my list to write about – and if you have any other flavour suggestions I would love to hear them. You can serve this with extra custard poured over the top too – you can never have too much custard.

If you’re looking for more festive food inspiration check out our recipes for mincemeat swirlsmince pie tarts, yule log, Christmas cake, festive trifle, mince pie flapjacks and sponge topped mince pies.

Here’s Cheats Festive Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding:

Ingredients:

Recipe:

  • Pre heat oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6
  • Put a layer of brioche slices in the bottom of an ovenproof dish or roasting tin, scatter over a handful of dried cranberries and then add another layer of brioche and dried fruit, repeating until the dish is full.
Cheats Festive Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding
  • Pour over the custard into a jug and add 100ml water and the orange zest. Mix and pour slowly over the brioche until it has all been soaked up.
Cheats Festive Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding
  • Put the baking dish in the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until browned.
  • You can add a dusting of chocolate powder, grated chocolate, cinnamon or brown sugar before serving.

And there you have it. It really is one of the simplest recipes to make that you really don’t need any special equipment or ingredients for.

If you’d like to print or pin the Cheats Festive Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding recipe for later you can do so below. Enjoy!

Cheats Festive Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding

I’ve always made a quick and easy Cheats Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding but over recent years I’ve also made a festive version that I thought I’d share with you today – you can’t beat a festive dessert in the run up to Christmas. Full of cranberry and orange flavours it’s great for Christmas and has just a lovely festive kick to it that the whole family really enjoy.
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword baking
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 429kcal

Ingredients

  • 250 g brioche sliced loaf, croissants, individual brioche etc
  • 50 g dried cranberries
  • 400 g custard ready made
  • zest of one orange

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 cranberries and then add another layer of brioche and dried fruit, repeating until the dish is full.
  • Cheats Festive Brioche Bread and Butter PuddingPin this image on Pinterest
  • Pour the custard into a jug and add 100ml water and the orange zest. Mix and pour slowly over the brioche until it has all been soaked up.
  • Cheats Festive Brioche Bread and Butter PuddingPin this image on Pinterest
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until browned.
  • You can add a dusting of chocolate powder, grated chocolate, cinnamon or brown sugar before serving.

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Cheats Festive Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding

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