Queen of Puddings

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Coasty

This is a very old fashion hot pudding that my Nanna would make to finish off a big Sunday roast lunch.

Top Review by Phil the kiwi

Awesome recipe!! I watched Delia Smith make this pudding but didn't write the recipe down so searched on here. This was the closest to hers and uses cups for measures which I prefer. I added the zest of a lemon which gave a great flavour, next time I might try vanilla and after that maybe a coffee or mocha flavouring. I think pretty much any flavour could be added to this. Thanks for posting, its going in my cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons strawberry jam
  • 1 cup strawberry, sliced


  1. Scald milk and pour over breadcrumbs. Leave stand for about 30 minutes.
  2. Beat the egg yolks with half the sugar and sti into crumb mix.
  3. Spoon this mix into a greased ovenproof dish and bake at 325°F for 45 minutes or until firm to the touch. Remove from oven.
  4. Increase oven temperature to 375°F.
  5. Combine strawberry jam and sliced strawberries and spread over the custard.
  6. Whip egg whites until stiff, then beat in remaining sugar to form a meringue.
  7. Swirl meringue over top.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until meringue is set and lightly browned.
  9. Serve hot or warm.

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