Traditional Fruity and Spiced Bread Pudding - With Brandy!

Recipe by French Tart
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
YIELD: 9 slices




  • First marinate the fruit & peel in the brandy - set aside.
  • Tear the bread into even sized pieces and soak in the milk for about 30 minutes.
  • Pre-heat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  • Melt the butter in the microwave or a small saucepan.
  • In a large roomy bowl, mix the sugar, beaten eggs, melted butter, spices, orange & lemon zest together, then add the brandy-soaked fruits & mix well again.
  • Tip it all into the milk soaked bread.
  • Mix it all together - and then pour into a well buttered baking dish.
  • Sprinkle demerara sugar on top & add some grated nutmeg if you wish.
  • Bake for 1 hour, or until the bread pudding is well puffed up, crispy and golden brown. It will sink on cooling, but that's fine!
  • Cut into squares - serve warm with cream, ice-cream or custard.
  • As a final flourish - you can also grate some orange zest over the cream etc!
  • N.B. You can also make this with Brioche or any type of Bread product, as long as it it not too savoury.