Basic Bread Pudding

A classic British dish designed to use up stale bread. Makes a delicious dessert with warm custard, or a lunch box snack.


6 thick slices of stale bread

4 eggs

2 cups milk

½ cup raisins (optional)

3/4 cup white sugar



Cut bread into quarters and arrange to cover the base of a greased ovenproof dish. Sprinkle the raisins over the top.

Beat eggs, sugar and milk  together until combined and pour over the bread. Push down with a fork to make sure the bread is soaking up the egg mixture.

Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180C for 45 minutes or until set.

Tip: Serve with custard or condensed milk for dessert!