Microwave Bread and Butter Pudding

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

I foudn this recipe yesterday and made it stright away. I am posting it so that I don't lose the recipe as it can be made last minute. I used the end of the challa, instead of brioche. Use whatever you have handy. I think next time I might pop it under te grill for that crispy topping you don't get in the microwave.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the bread into fingers and layer them in the bottom of a small dish. (About 600 ml capacity).
  2. Add dried fruit.
  3. Whisk together the egg, milk, cream, vanilla extract and cream.
  4. Pour over the bread and let it sit for about 1 hour. If you don't have an hour it does not matter too much.
  5. Micorwave on medium power for 4 - 5 minutes until it begins to set at the edges.
  6. Let it stand for 5 minutes and then serve with cream or custard and a big grin.
Most Helpful

5 stars for an amazingly quick pudding recipe that can be made at the last minute, and with leftover brioche I had! I STILL prefer the baked version of bread and butter pudding, as I am a sucker for the little toasty bits on the edges, but this was really GREAT for a microwave version, and I am KEEPING this recipe for the future! I made this exactly as posted - there is a small error in the instructions, it does not say to add the sugar; I had already made and poured the custard over the brioche before I realised, so I sprinkled the sugar over the top instead - I used my own Old English Spiced and Fruited Sugar for Apple Pies Etc!, which has mixed spice in it! I think I may do that in the future as it made for a slightly crispy topping. We ate this after a simple soup lunch with a squirt of chantilly cream. Thanks Panda Rose. Made for PAC Autumn 2008. FT:-)

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