Bread pudding is a traditional sweet, smooth-textured dessert made from breadcrumbs, milk, eggs, sugar, and fruit. Find out how to do it at home.

Although it is traditionally known by the name of  bread pudding, depending on the country in which we find ourselves it is also possible to find it with other names or denominations, such as bread pudding or simply  bread cake  (it is thus known in Central and South American countries). America).

It becomes a traditional and classic dessert, which consists of a sweet dessert typical of English cuisine usually made up of bread crumbs, which depending on the country where we can also include sponge cake, rice. It is common that in its preparation it is also add other typical ingredients, such as eggs, various fruits and custard.

In fact, today we can distinguish a wide variety of puddings or puddings. Although basically it is a sweet made with bread, milk, egg and fruit. It is also possible to find salty variants, accompanied by sausages or sausages.

Although it can be made all year round, the truth is that this is a typical Christmas dessert, thus becoming a wonderful choice both for Christmas parties and even for the traditional Thanksgiving party in the United States (yes, it is also a Anglo-Saxon dessert).

As far as its organoleptic qualities are concerned (that is, its taste, texture and appearance), it is a dessert with an appetizing appearance that is very reminiscent of a flan or cottage cheese, with a sweet flavor and wonderfully smooth texture.

The truth is that its preparation is actually very simple. And this time we are going to learn how to make a traditional homemade bread pudding, as it was made in the past in most English houses. Do you dare to prepare it with us? It will take you about 1 hour to prepare them, and approximately 1 hour 30 minutes to cook.

Homemade Bread Pudding Recipe


  • 600 grams of bread
  • 1 liter of milk
  • 500 grams of sugar + 150 gr. of sugar
  • 4 eggs + 5 yolks
  • 80 grams canned fruit
  • 1.5 dl of water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 handful of raisins

Steps to make bread pudding:

  1. One day before making the bread pudding, crumble the bread and place it in a large bowl. Add the liter of milk and let it soak for 24 hours.
  2. After the day put in a casserole 500 gr. of sugar, the water, the cinnamon stick and the 3 cloves and let it boil for about 1 minute. Remove the syrup from the heat and set aside until it cools down a bit.
  3. Mix the 4 eggs with 5 yolks and then wrap the syrup with the spices, stirring constantly.
  4. Strain the mixture with the help of a strainer and add it to the bread.
  5. Add the canned fruit.
  6. Meanwhile, put the remaining sugar (the 150 grams of sugar) in a saucepan with a few drops of water and let it boil until it forms a kind of light-colored caramel. When it’s ready, pour it into a special pudding mould.
  7. Pour the entire mixture into the pudding and add a handful of raisins on top.
  8. Bake in a bain-marie at 180ºC for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  9. After this time, when it is ready, set it aside, letting it cool down a bit and unmold it.

How to eat bread pudding?

It is common to eat the bread pudding warm or a little hot and accompany it on top with a little more caramel or cream. On the other hand, it is also common to accompany it with a good cup of tea with milk, or even simply eat it alone.

On the other hand, it becomes a nutritious dessert that can become a good option for breakfast and snack, especially for the little ones in the house. In fact, it is such an easy dessert to make that we can make them at home.


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