Mrs O'Ds Bread & Butter Pudding

Mrs. O'Ds Bread & Butter Pudding
Mrs. O'Ds Bread & Butter Pudding


8 x O'Donohues "day old" Sliced Batch Loaf (crusts removed)

Real Butter

9 x large free range eggs

70g Caster Sugar

500ml Full fat milk

565ml Cream

1 x Vanilla Pod, scored lengthways and seeds removed (or a capful of vanilla essence)

5 tblsp of good quality fine - cut marmalade



  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4
  2. Grease or butter a shallow ovenproof dish.
  3. Butter both sides of each slice of bread and make 4 marmalade sandwiches (thinly spread the marmalade as you still need some for later)
  4. Cut into triangles or fingers and layer the bread into your dish
  5. Separate the eggs, reserving all 9 yolks and just 1 of the egg whites.
  6. Whisk the egg yolks and egg white together with the caster sugar.
  7. Gently heat the milk and cream in a saucepan with the vanilla seeds and pod (vanilla essence if you can't get vanilla pod)
  8. Pour the milk, cream and vanilla into the eggs, stirring all the time.
  9. Remove the vanilla pod and then pour the mixture over the bread and leave to soak for at least 20 min.
  10. Place your dish into a roasting tray and pour enough boiling water into the tray to come halfway up the side of the dish.
  11. Put it in the preheated oven for appox 45 mins or until the custard has just set.
  12. Gently warm the rest of the marmalade in a saucepan.
  13. Remove the dish from the oven and brush the marmalade over the top of the bread.
  14. Pop the dish back into the oven for another 5 - 10 min.
  15. Allow to cool down a bit so it can firm up slightly before serving.


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