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The Black Country Bread Pudding

Especially delicious with fresh custard!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 500 g white bread
  • 500 g mixed dried fruit
  • 1 1/2 tbsp mixed spice
  • 600 ml milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 140 g muscovado sugar
  • 100 g unsalted melted butter
  • demerara sugar


  1. Break up the bread (stale bread will also do) in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Add the fruit, spice, milk and mush it all up with your hands.

  3. Add beaten eggs, muscovado sugar and melted butter. Mix again.

  4. Pour the mixture in a baking dish and sprinkle some demerara sugar on top.

  5. Preheat the over to 180°C and bake for 1 1/2 hours until golden. Serve with custard or ice cream.