Bread and Butter Pudding

You can also find this recipe in te reo Māori: He Purini Parāoa Te Pata

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Bread and Butter Pudding


  • 8 slices thick bread
  • 50 g butter
  • ½ cup raisins (optional)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a 2-litre ovenproof dish.
  2. Generously spread the bread with butter.
  3. Cut the bread into quarters (triangles) and arrange with raisins, if using, in the dish.
  4. Whisk the eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla in a bowl.
  5. Pour the mixture over the bread, ensuring it is well soaked.
  6. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake for 35–40 minutes, or until the bread is golden and the mixture has set.

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