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Mrs Beetons Recipes for Bread Puddings

Updated on November 11, 2014

Mrs Beetons Bread and Butter Pudding Recipes

Welcome to my lense on Mrs Beetons recipes for Bread Puddings.

One of my favourite dishes. Bread Puddings are recipes from days past, a time when deserts were generally made from simpler ingredients. One of the earliest written recipes for bread and butter pudding was by John Nott in 1723.

The dish is still much loved by many people today.

I hope that you enjoy this lense.


Bread Pudding, Baked

Mrs Beetons Recipe

Ingredients:

8 ozs. of stale bread,

4 ozs. of raisins or currants, cleaned and picked,

2 ozs. of finely chopped suet,

2 ozs. of sugar,

1 egg,

a little milk,

a good pinch of nutmeg.

Method:

Break the bread into small pieces, cover them with cold water, soak for 30 minutes, then strain and squeeze dry. Beat out all the lumps with a fork, and stir in the sugar, suet, raisins, nutmeg and mix well. Add the egg, previously beaten, and as much milk as is necessary to make the mixture moist enough to drop readily from the spoon. Pour into a greased piedish and bake gently for 1 hour. When done, turn out on to a hot dish, and dredge well with sugar.

Time: 1 and 3/4 hours to 2 hours.

Serves: 5 or 6 people.

Bread Pudding, Boiled

Mrs Beetons Recipe.

Ingredients:

1 lb. of stale bread,

6 ozs. of raisins or currants, cleaned and picked,

3 ozs. of finely chopped suet,

3 ozs. of sugar,

2 ozs. of peel,

1 egg,

1/4 pint of milk,

a good pinch of nutmeg.

Method:

Break the bread into small pieces, cover them with cold water, soak for 30 minutes, then strain and squeeze dry. Beat out all the lumps with a fork, add the raisins, suet, sugar, peel and nutmeg, and mix well. Beat the egg, add it to the milk, and stir into the rest of the ingredients. Put into a greased basin, and steam or boil for 2 hours. Serve with a sweet sauce if liked.

Time: About 3 hours.

Serves: 5 or 6 persons.

Bread and Butter Puddings, Baked

Mrs Beetons Recipe.

Ingredients:

5 or 6 thin slices of bread and butter,

1 pint of milk,

2 eggs,

1 desertspoonful of sugar,

sultanas,

currants or candied lemon, if liked.

Method:

Cut off the crust and divide each slice of bread into 4 squares, arrange them in layers in a well buttered piedish, and sprinkle each layer with sultanas or whatever is being used. Beat the eggs, cover the bread, which should only half fill the dish. Let it stand at least 1 hour for the bread to soak, then bake in a moderately cool oven for nearly 1 hour.

Time: 2 and a quarter hours.

Serves: for 4 or 5 persons.

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Bread and Butter Pudding, Steamed.

Mrs Beetons Recipe

Ingredients:

5 or 6 thin slices of bread and butter,

3/4 of a pint of milk,

2 eggs,

1 desertspoonful of sugar,

sultanas,

currants or candied lemon, if liked.

Method:

Butter a pudding basin, sprinkle it with currants, or chopped peel, or arrange raisins or sultanas in some simple design on the bottom and sides of the basin. Cut each slice of bread into 4 pieces, place them in layers, each layer being sprinkled with fruit and a little finely chopped candied peel. Beat the eggs, add the milk and the sugar, stir until the sugar is dissolved, then pour slowly over the bread, etc. Let it stand at least 1 hour, if convenient for 2 hours, before being cooked. Cover the top with a greased paper, and steam slowly for about 1 hour. Serve with a sweet sauce or fruit syrup.

Time: about 20 minutes.

Serves: for 4 or 5 persons.

I hope that you have enjoyed this lense. - Your feedback is always welcome.

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Try adding fruit cocktail to the recipe! Really yummy!

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      denetraharris 3 years ago

      Wow, one of my favorite desserts.

      Thanks for the recipes.

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      Edith Rose 3 years ago from Canada

      I am going to try the steamed way of making it.

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      DebMartin 4 years ago

      Oh my. All of these recipes of my favorite dessert on one page. Thanks!

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @CrazyHomemaker: That's a shame. One of the joys of childhood must be bread pudding...

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      CrazyHomemaker 4 years ago

      I LOVE bread pudding. I've only enjoyed it as an adult because my mom never made it. Very nice lens!!!

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      CrazyHomemaker 4 years ago

      I LOVE bread pudding. I've only enjoyed it as an adult because my mom never made it. Very nice lens!!!

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @flinnie lm: I love bread pudding...

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi this bread pudding sound yummy.

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Nice recipe lens. Your variations of bread pudding seem very yummy and interesting. Must try...

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @Colin323: Thank you.

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      Colin323 4 years ago

      Baked bread pudding is one of my favourite hot pudding dishes, and is delicious cold, too. My mother used to make this, and I carry on the tradition! Jane Romsey's book looks interesting; I'll check it out.

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @Dusty2 LM: Thank you - you sound like a fellow bread puddiing fan...

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I never realized there could be so many variations on bread pudding. Gotta get going and try some.

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      Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

      Wonderful bread pudding recipes. These sound like some of the recipes G-ma used to make when I was a youngster. Especially, the baked bread pudding recipe that uses suet as one of the ingredients. Appreciate you sharing these bread pudding recipes and bringing back some fond memories. Again, Thanks for stopping by and everything else as it is really appreciated. Have a Great Day!

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Once you've tried Bread Pudding, there will be no stopping.

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you - very much appreciated. Bread puddings are so yummy.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love bread puddings. I don't think there's a recipe variation that I don't like. I'm sharing this to my Pinterest board for All Good Recipes.

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      Gregory Moore 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

      Looks tasty! Thanks

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @webmavern: I just adore Bread and Butter Pudding, - All the more for you to eat I say....

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      webmavern 4 years ago

      I love bread pudding but my husband doesn't, so I don't get to eat it very often!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Oh my, I'm feeling a bit hungry after reading this recipes page. Yummy!

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      Wedding Mom 5 years ago

      I like bread pudding. This recipe sounds delicious.

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      pinkrenegade lm 5 years ago

      Sounds like a delicious pudding recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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      pinkrenegade lm 5 years ago

      Sounds like a delicious pudding recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Thanks for these bread pudding recipe, I love them,will be trying them out. You cannot beat a nice baked Bread pudding. Thanks for sharing these recipes with us.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Bread pudding is one of my favorite things. I didn't know it could be made by boiling. Really enjoyed reading these recipes.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yes I have, can remember bread and butter pudding from years past too. I can almost see the brown crisp crust of a nicely baked pudding, and wanting as much of that as possible on my plate!

      Thank you so much for liking more of my Lenses, truly appreciated!

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      orange3 lm 6 years ago

      Yum! I love bread pudding. I haven't made it boiled or steamed..I'm going to have to give that a try. Thanks for the recipe.