Easiest ever bread pudding

The ultimate in quick comfort food – only five minutes to prepare, perfect to pop in the oven before the main course

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:40 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 363
  • fat 11g
  • saturates 7g
  • carbs 64g
  • sugars 47g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 7g
  • salt 0.57g


  • 150ml whole milk
  • 140g white bread
  • 50g raisins or dried cherries
  • 568ml pot of fresh custard
  • butter, for greasing
  • 5-7 tbsp caster sugar


  1. Heat oven to 140C/fan 120C/gas 1. Stir the custard together with the milk. Trim the crusts from the bread, cut into triangles, then place in a large bowl with the raisins or dried cherries. Pour over the custard mixture, then carefully stir everything together so all the pieces of bread are coated. Lightly grease a small ovenproof dish with butter, then spoon in the mixture.

  2. Cook for 30-35 mins until there is just a slight wobble in the centre of the custard. Sprinkle over the sugar to cover the surface, then pop under a hot grill for 1-2 mins until the sugar starts to melt and caramelise.

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