The 1st of May is Bread Pudding Recipe Exchange Day. All across the world, people visit, phone and email friends and neighbours excitedly to exchange their bread pudding recipes.
Bread pudding is a pudding made from bread, typically leftover or stale bread. It is typically baked but there are a few examples of unbaked ones. The pudding may be savoury or sweet.
A very good, comfort-food dessert.
If you’re up an hour before everyone else on the weekend, it will seem to them like you’ve fussed since the crack of dawn to make this, but it’s dead easy. It’s also a great brunch dish.
This recipe drew on ingredients from various parts of the British Empire: the flour from Canada, the brown sugar from Barbados, the orange (originally a Jaffa orange) from Palestine, dried and candied fruits from South Africa. Hence its name.
An old recipe, this is somewhat like a sweetened, flavoured bread pudding baked in a pie shell. Adapted from Mrs Beeton.
Nice with a pouring custard, or a spooning cream such as extra-thick double cream.
Lovely side instead of potatoes or rice, or you can use it as a main for a veggie meal.
A savoury mushroom puffed bread pudding side dish, also nice served with chicken or turkey as a change from stuffing.
One of the classic bread pudding recipes. It’s amazing how light this dessert tastes.
The rhubarb cuts nicely through the custard richness of this pudding.
This is very tasty with the leeks, but you can use sliced onions instead if you have onions to hand.
If you haven’t made a steamed pudding before, we have simple guidelines!
The classic English summer dessert. The simplicity of the ingredients is deceptive; the tastes of this are very sophisticated.
Summer Pudding © Denzil Green Summer pudding is an uncooked, sweet bread pudding. It is made from mixed fresh soft fruits, sugar and white bread slices. Despite the presence of bread, summer pudding is actually extremely light, and very flavourful, and looks stunning and luscious. Even people who don’t like sweets or desserts often rave…