Chocolate raspberry bread & butter pudding

3 Aug


Despite being Sydney born and bred I am a winter gal through and through. The cool air, the fabulous clothes and the amazing winter fare is my kind of lifestyle. Forget frolicking at the beach or being burnt to a crisp – give me the great indoors, a fire and some cookbooks and I’m in hog heaven.
Of all the winter foods my favourite to cook and eat must be puddings. Despite not having an overly sweet tooth I am always drawn to puddings: self-saucing, gooey, oozy numbers are what the cold weather is all about. Wand when it comes to a hearty dessert to make you happy to be alive it is hard to go past a bread and butter pud.


Australian blogger and writer Kate Gibbs’ recipe for choc raspberry bread and butter pudding, from her book After Toast, had my name on it: I had a stale loaf of chunky white bread and due to shopping miscommunication about 8 litres of milk in the fridge.
I made a few tweaks including the amount of eggs and milk and omitting jam that was used on the bread slices.

8 thick slices of good quality white bread
Enough butter to generously butter bread with
150g fresh or frozen raspberries
1/3 cup dark choc bits / buttons/ roughly chopped chocolate
3 eggs
2 cups milk
Good splash best quality vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon sugar plus extra for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 180C .
Cut bread into small rectangles or triangles then butter each piece on one side.
Arrange in shallow ovenproof dish and scatter with half the raspberries and all of the chocolate. Cover with remaining bread.
In a large jug whisk eggs until frothy then beat in milk, vanilla and cinnamon.
Pour over bread and scatter over remaining berries.
Stand for 15 minutes.
Sprinkle over the extra sugar, cover with baking paper and bake for 20 minutes. Remove paper and bake for another 15.
Serve warm.



39 Responses to “Chocolate raspberry bread & butter pudding”

  1. cheergerm August 3, 2014 at 6:56 am #

    Mrs Hungry, this looks the business. This weekend has been just the weather for such a dish!

    • thehungrymum August 4, 2014 at 12:26 am #

      I agree – as soon as the temperature drops it is pudding time 🙂

  2. Frugal Hausfrau August 3, 2014 at 6:58 am #

    I love bread and butter pudding! It is something that most Americans don’t seem to know anything about, but it seems to be passed down here mostly by the Irish.

    I’ve never had one with anything but raisins in it before, though! Looks scrumptious!

    • thehungrymum August 4, 2014 at 12:27 am #

      Really? This isn’t a popular dish in the US? What a loss! This is the first time I’ve made it with anything but raisins and I must say – it is AMAZING 🙂

      • Frugal Hausfrau August 4, 2014 at 12:49 am #

        There are tons and tons of bread puddings, but they are day old bread soaked in the custard – eggs, milk, cream. They’re usually baked in a water bath. They were really popular in New Orleans, although you’d find them elsewhere, and have spread across the nation in the past 15 years or so with Food Network and the internet.

        This old fashioned Bread and Butter pudding is really a different animal. Simpler, basic, wonderful. It’s my favorite!

        I used to make it at night for dessert when my daughter was little, and then we’d have the left overs for breakfast!

  3. Frugal Hausfrau August 3, 2014 at 7:02 am #

    By the way, you must be my Aussie twin – I melt in the heat, I love fall fashions – sweaters and suede and cool boots, a nip in the air and the crunch of leaves…and I love puddings. All kinds: custards, bread puddings, mousse like concoctions, Christmas puddings, stove top puddings, creme brule and on and on! Thanks for posting this!

    • thehungrymum August 4, 2014 at 12:29 am #

      Wow – we are one & the same person! All of those things you listed are my favs, too 🙂 I *dread* summer each year but everyone thinks I’m nuts! Give me a blue sky with very low temperatures, a big coat and I’m happy!

  4. quilt32 August 3, 2014 at 11:35 am #

    Here are a couple more Americans who love bread pudding. I’m saving this recipe – I know my daughter and I will love it.

    • thehungrymum August 4, 2014 at 12:30 am #

      Excellent – good to hear Lillian 🙂 Spread the word about this easy dessert x

  5. bec {daisy and the fox} August 3, 2014 at 12:13 pm #

    i couldn’t agree more, winter is my fave season! 🙂
    and what better way to enjoy it than with that delicious looking pudding – yuuuuumm!
    super warming and weather perfect 🙂

    Bec {Daisy and the Fox}

    • thehungrymum August 12, 2014 at 10:11 am #

      yay for the cold! This week, with its cold days & rain, has made me happy 🙂 And soup for tea & puddings & hot Milo #bliss

  6. tasteofdivine August 3, 2014 at 1:24 pm #

    I’m American, and I love bread pudding 🙂 The hubby is a real sucker for the stuff. This recipe looks great! I love that there is less sugar than most bread pudding recipes I’ve seen.

    • thehungrymum August 4, 2014 at 3:47 am #

      Oh, good to hear! Was worried that this recipe might not ‘translate’ so well but am happy to be proved wrong 🙂 Hope you make this x

  7. davegon August 3, 2014 at 10:18 pm #

    Mmm, looks simply amazing. I love bread pudding.

    • thehungrymum August 4, 2014 at 12:30 am #

      Cheers! It is very hard to stop at just one serving…

  8. Liz August 4, 2014 at 4:37 am #

    oh this is so pretty! And thinking it is way too good to stop at one serving, yes. I don’t share your love of winter, but will gladly eat this pudding anytime. Fantastic!

    • thehungrymum August 4, 2014 at 4:58 am #

      Thanks! I don’t have a big sweet tooth but this was very hard to resist. Highly recommend 🙂

      • derekthezenchef August 4, 2014 at 9:22 pm #

        You could just define a serving as one kilogram and then you’ll feel much better for having always kept to your one-serving-per-sitting limit ^.^

      • thehungrymum August 6, 2014 at 6:45 am #

        I like the way you think 🙂

  9. msihua (@msihua) August 5, 2014 at 10:59 am #

    Easiest and tastiest things to make I reckon. So pretty!

    • thehungrymum August 7, 2014 at 9:25 am #

      so easy, and great for using up stale bread that otherwise would have been chucked. Who knew recycling could taste so good?

  10. Chitra Jagadish August 6, 2014 at 7:45 am #

    Wow heavenly treat. …bread pudding anytime am in….

    • thehungrymum August 7, 2014 at 9:24 am #

      I’m with you: if there’s bread & butter pudding I *will* be eating it!

  11. Nat Yusop | BakeSlave August 7, 2014 at 1:22 am #

    You’ve done it again, B! Love the flavour combo – having recently had gooey rich raspberry brownies. This looks lighter on the waistband (heh heh) but still, comfort food that won’t dent my conscience. Will give it a go soon!

    • thehungrymum August 7, 2014 at 9:26 am #

      Thanks! Don’t know if this could be described as ‘light’ though… 🙂 The way I see it, you only live once so why not indulge?!

  12. chewtown August 7, 2014 at 4:15 am #

    Raspberry and chocolate are two of my most favourite combinations!! This looks wonderful.

  13. Traditionally Modern Food August 7, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

    Raspberry and chocolates takes the pudding to next level:-) love it

    • thehungrymum August 12, 2014 at 10:13 am #

      It is a flavour explosion 🙂 Hope you get to make it.

  14. Choc Chip Uru August 8, 2014 at 4:10 am #

    How could I ever resist a nice big bite of this bread and butter pudding 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

    • thehungrymum August 12, 2014 at 10:14 am #

      Thanks CCU, although it is hard to stop at just *one* bite 🙂

  15. Deblet August 8, 2014 at 6:26 pm #

    Love bread and butter pudding so this is a great twist on raisins with the bread

    • thehungrymum August 12, 2014 at 10:26 am #

      It is such a satisfying dessert, although very hard to resist.

  16. Sugar and Cinnamon August 11, 2014 at 9:08 am #

    Such a great idea to add chocolate and raspberries!

    • thehungrymum August 11, 2014 at 10:19 am #

      It is nearly always a good idea to add chocolate 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

  17. Michael's Woodcraft August 12, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    We love bread pudding and I am in the US too! Not sure why people think we don’t eat bread pudding here in the US. Your recipe looks great! 🙂

    • thehungrymum August 18, 2014 at 10:26 am #

      Oh, phew! Was getting worried for a moment there that this recipe would flop in the US.This is SO good 🙂

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