Baked Bread Pudding

Baked Bread Pudding


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About this recipe: This Maltese dessert is a great way of making use of stale bread. It's chocolately and packed full of fruit and nuts. Simple, rich and delicious.


Serves: 20 

  • 1 loaf day old bread
  • 375g caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons custard powder
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 500g mixed dried fruit
  • 250g almonds, divided
  • 250g glace cherries, halved, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons whisky

Prep:25min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:1hr30min soaking  ›  Ready in:2hr40min 

  1. Tear bread into small pieces, put in the bowl, cover with water and soak for 1 1/2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 4.
  3. Place bread in a colander and mash between your hands, draining all the liquid.
  4. Transfer to a large bowl and add sugar, custard powder, cornflour and cocoa.
  5. Stir in beaten eggs and mix well.
  6. Add dried fruit, 1/2 of the almonds and 1/2 of the glace cherries. Add vanilla essence and whisky, mix well.
  7. Pour into a baking dish and decorate with remaining almonds and cherries.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Check by inserting a skewer into the centre of the pudding, if it comes out clean, it's ready.

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