Slice of bread and butter pudding on a serving plate
Slice of bread and butter pudding on a serving plate
Slice of bread and butter pudding on a serving plate

The Spice Sister’s Bread and Butter Pudding

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July 5, 2020


Bread and butter puddings a British classic with a spicy Sister twist!

A humble pudding traditionally found on school menus made from stale bread, butter, milk and eggs. India’s version; shahi tukra is the complete opposite to the frugality of the British pud: shahi turka is a deeply indulgent and decadent bread pudding made with full fat milk, ghee fried bread, saffron, cardamom, topped off with slivered almonds, pistachio and a sprinkling of rose petals!

In this recipe we’ve gone for a mixture of the two with a bit of a twist! The eggs and milk have been replaced with a cinnamon infused custard.


  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: 6


10-12 slices white bread buttered, crusts removed

75 g sultanas

75 g browon sugar

35 g custard powder

568 ml milk or plant alternative

1 tbsp sugar

2 tsp cinnamon powder


To Make the Custard

1 In a bowl put the custard powder with 2 tablespoon of milk taken from the pint of milk and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Mix into a smooth paste

2Heat the remaining milk to nearly boiling, pour onto the custard mixing well Add the cinnamon, with a fork whisk whisk until it's all blended in. Taste and add more cinnamon if required

To Make the Pudding

1Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4 80C 160C Fan Butter an ovenproof dish or a 24inch lose bottom lose cake tin

2Cut the buttered bread into triangles. Arrange a layer buttered side up in the dish/cake tin. Scatter a handful of sultanas with a tablespoon of the sugar, repeat. The final layer should have no sultanas on top (as they tend to burn) Pour the custard over the bread and set aside for 5 minutes Just before baking sprinkle a little Demerara sugar

3Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the custard has set and the top is golden


Replace the butter and milk with plant alternatives 


Serve hot or cold with cream or ice cream.


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