Raspberry Ripple Bread and Butter Pudding, slices of buttered bread, layered with raspberries and baked in a delicious creamy custard makes for a delicious traditional British dessert. Serve warm or chilled with a blob of ice cream, whipped cream, or both! This is a lovely dessert, really easy to make and budget-friendly too. I love this recipe! It requires no skill in cake baking, after all, it's not a cake!

Raspberry Ripple Bread and Butter Pudding A wonderful dessert, best served warm with a blob of ice cream, whipped cream, or both!

Unlike many bread and butter puddings which can often be heavy and stodgy, this recipe is light, almost marshmallowy in texture. It's a bit like an American French Toast, but much fluffier!

As for the flavor, the slight tang from the raspberries together with the gentle sweetness of the pudding is delicious. Of course, you can use whatever fruit you wish, strawberries, blueberries, any soft berries will look lovely and taste super. So let's see how easy it is to make this Raspberry Ripple Pudding.

Here's one I prepared using blueberries and strawberries! and yes, of course, you can use a different baking dish. Use whatever you have available. I vary each time I make this recipe from the bundt pan you see and also a pie dish.

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Strawberry and blueberry bread and butter pudding preparation

This Raspberry Ripple Bread and Butter Pudding is best served warm, (not piping hot), with a blob of vanilla ice cream or some fresh cream. You can eat this chilled too, so if you wanted to take it along to a party of potluck, perhaps a tailgating event, then pop the whole thing in a cool box and simply serve when you arrive!

Raspberry Ripple Bread and Butter Pudding A wonderful dessert, best served warm with a blob of ice cream, whipped cream, or both!

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

35 - 40 minutes

Yield

6 - 8 servings

Equipment You will need

A 9-inch Bundt pan. Or any shape dish/pan which will hold the liquid quantity & bread.
They also look very cute if you use muffin pans or mini loaf pans!

Ingredients you'll need

The custard

  • Milk
  • Regular sugar, divided
  • Eggs

The filling

  • Butter
  • White bread - brown will also work
  • Raspberries - fresh or frozen
  • Vanilla extract.

If you have a really sweet tooth you can add another 2 Tablespoons of sugar. The measures I have given are for 'average' sweetness.

Instructions


1. Heat oven to 180C, Gas 4, 350F. Grease your pan if you are not using a Silicone Bundt Pan.

2. Butter on one side of every slice and then cut in triangle quarters like the photo.

Fluffy Raspberry Ripple Bread and Butter Pudding, butter bread

3. Place a layer of the slices of bread in your pan, BUTTER SIDE DOWN making sure the bottom of the pan is covered, and add a few raspberries in between the slices.

Fluffy Raspberry Ripple Bread and Butter Pudding, add raspberries

Take 2 Tablespoons of sugar, sprinkle some on each layer of your bread as you build it up in the pan. (The remaining 4 Tablespoons of sugar is for the custard in step 5.)

Fluffy Raspberry Ripple Bread and Butter Pudding, adding the filling

4. Repeat the layers with bread and raspberries and end with the final layer of bread. Push it all down a little.
If you have any juice from the defrosted raspberries just pour it over the bread.

5. Gently heat the milk, 4 Tablespoons of sugar & vanilla extract. Once it starts to bubble, remove from heat and let it rest whilst you do step 7.

6. Use an electric whisk and beat eggs, until fluffy and pale in color. You need lots of air and bubbles! Then slowly add the warmed milk to the eggs, whisking as you go

Fluffy Raspberry Ripple Bread and Butter Pudding, making custard

7. Pour the warm milk over the eggs, and stir. Be careful not to scramble the eggs. This would happen if your milk is too hot, so pour gently and stir all the time.

8. Pour the mixture all over the bread, making sure it is evenly distributed. If necessary, use a spoon or spatula and push any rogue slices of bread into the mixture if they decide to float to the surface. They will sink back down once they have absorbed the liquid.

Fluffy Raspberry Ripple Bread and Butter Pudding, add custard to pan

9. Carefully place in the oven for 35 -40 minutes.
If you are using a silicone pan, place it on a tray for stability before pouring the liquid, and it is easier to place in the oven on the tray.

10. Once ready, leave the pudding to settle and firm up for half an hour or so and then place a plate over the bundt pan and turn upside down to release the pudding.

Fluffy Raspberry Ripple Bread and Butter Pudding, turning the pan over

Serve warm with a blob of whipped cream, ice cream or just enjoy it on it's own with a lovely cup of tea!

Raspberry Ripple Bread and Butter Pudding A wonderful dessert, best served warm with a blob of ice cream, whipped cream, or both!

You can also make mini ones in a muffin pan, adjust the cook time to 15-20 minutes (until it is set & there is no runny liquid)

I like to eat this warm, not piping hot, and not cold. If you want to reheat, put a 3-inch slice of the pudding in the microwave for 40 seconds. It really is fluffy and light, so so delicious!

Raspberry Ripple Bread and Butter Pudding A wonderful dessert, best served warm with a blob of ice cream, whipped cream, or both!

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Raspberry Ripple Bread and Butter Pudding A wonderful dessert, best served warm with a blob of ice cream, whipped cream, or both!

Fluffy Raspberry Ripple Bread and Butter Pudding

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Raspberry Ripple Bread and Butter Pudding, slices of buttered bread, layered with raspberries and baked in a delicious creamy custard makes for a delicious traditional British dessert. Serve warm or chilled

Ingredients

  • 1/2 g stick or 50 butter
  • 2 cups or 500 ml milk
  • 6 tablespoons regular sugar, divided
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Cup or 125 g frozen raspberries or fresh
  • 10 Slices white bread
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract.

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 180C, Gas 4, 350F. Grease your pan if you are not using a Silicone Bundt Pan.
  2. Butter on one side of every slice and then cut in triangle quarters like the photo.
  3. Place a layer of the slices of bread in your pan, BUTTER SIDE DOWN making sure the bottom of the pan is covered, and add a few raspberries in between the slices. With the 2 Tablespoons of sugar, sprinkle some on each layer of your bread as you build it up in the pan. If you have any sugar left over, just throw it over the top of the bread at the end of building the bread slices.
  4. Repeat the layers with bread and raspberries and end with the final layer of bread. Push it all down a little.
  5. If you have any juice from the defrosted raspberries just pour it over the bread.
  6. Gently heat the milk, 4 Tablespoons of sugar & vanilla extract. Once it starts to bubble, remove from heat and let it rest whilst you do step 7.
  7. Use an electric whisk and beat eggs,until fluffy and pale in colour. You need lots of air and bubbles! Then slowly add the warmed milk to the eggs, whisking as you go.
  8. Pour the warm milk over the eggs, and stir. Be careful not to scramble the eggs. This would happen if your milk is too hot, so pour gently and stir all the time.
  9. Pour the mixture all over the bread, making sure it is evenly distributed. If necessary, use a spoon or spatula and push any rogue slices of bread into the mixture if they decide to float to the surface. They will sink back down once they have absorbed the liquid.
  10. Carefully place in the oven for 35 -40 minutes.
  11. If you are using a silicone pan, place it on a tray for stability before pouring the liquid, and it is easier to place in the oven on the tray

Notes

  • Separate 4 Tablespoons sugar for the custard mixture and 2 Tablespoons for the bread filling
  • If you have a really sweet tooth you can add another 2 Tablespoons of sugar. The measures I have given are for 'average' sweetness.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 899Total Fat: 77gSaturated Fat: 48gTrans Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 268mgSodium: 841mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 2gSugar: 22gProtein: 10g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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    MerryChristmas Claus

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    So far, so fabulous. I didn’t have raspberries so will definitely have to try it that way, but I had raisin bread and apples with peach nectar I made last fall. I used a bit of the nectar after the first layer and some apple mix (cinnamon, apples, cooked down) from last fall after the next layer. There were 3 layers and it looks and smells so good. I am not sure I can wait for it to cool! It is still in the oven and the entire house smells really good. My husband came looking because it smells delicious!