November 2, 2012

Vegan Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe



There is nothing more comforting than a cold night in bed with your loved one, eating a bowl of creamy bread and butter pudding with a nice hot tea. Bread and butter pudding gives me so many memories of when I was little and mum would make it for dessert. It is such a simple dish but is so delicious and creamy. The saltiness of the vegan margarine goes so well with the savoury bread, the sweetness of the luscious custard and the bursts of juiciness from the sultanas. Ohhh I could eat some right now! Jerome and I were in bed last night watching TV boxsets while we ate it and drank chamomile tea. It was so comforting!


serves 4


Custard:
   5 level tablespoons corn flour (corn starch)
   6 tablespoons white sugar
   2 cups 
Soy Milky Lite
   1 cup water
   1 teaspoon vanilla essence/extract


Other:
   11 slices of plain bread
   2 – 3 tablespoons vegan margarine
   ½ teaspoon cinnamon
   ¼ cup sultanas



  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius and grease a baking a rectangular baking dish (approx. 22cm long x 13cm wide x 7cm deep).
  2. Make the custard: Add all custard ingredients to a saucepan (not on the stove) and whisk vigorously until completely combined and smooth without lumps. Place the saucepan on to the stove on low-medium heat. Continue to whisk frequently for about 10 minutes until it is slowly brought to the boil. Be careful that the custard does not stick to the bottom of the saucepan. Once brought to the boil and slightly thickened take off the heat. Set aside. 
  3. Lightly toast all of the bread slices. 
  4. Spread margarine onto the toasted bread slices and cut in half diagonally into triangles. (You can cut the crusts off if you wish but I think the crusts add extra crunchiness). 
  5. Layer the bread into the dish so the top of the triangle is pointing upwards and each piece of bread rests on the piece behind. (See photo at the top of this page). 
  6. Distribute the sultanas evenly between the layers. 
  7. Pour the custard evenly all over the bread into the baking dish.
  8. Sprinkle the cinnamon over the top. 
  9. Bake in the oven for 40 to 45 minutes until the tops of the bread have browned and the custard has cooked and has a "skin". 
  10. Serve immediately and enjoy!





  • It may seem like there is a lot of custard but it will be soaked up and the more custard means the yummier the end result!
  • The cinnamon really makes it taste that extra bit delicious. Make sure you add the cinnamon on the top!


The nutrition information above is an approximate guideline.

26 comments:

  1. Yopur vegan bread & pudding looks so good & it would be even more tasty when you added a few spalshes of rum or adding chocolate too!

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    1. Hi Sophie! It is just a yummy dish... so simple but the flavours are amazing! Yes, there are so many combinations and things you can add to it!

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    2. Is there a substitute for margarine or is that a must? and what is Sultanas? Thank you
      PS I am a new vegan
      SweetT

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    3. Hello!
      I suppose you don't need to add margarine to the bread... although it does make it a lot yummier. Sultanas are raisins! :)Thanks for your comment.

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  2. Love your site!! Found it thru Ricki of DDD. :)

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    1. Hi Lexie! Thanks so much :) Ricki off DDD??? I am not sure who that is but I am glad that you found us hehe!

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  3. I love the idea of using a cornflour custard for bread and butter pudding!

    I just nominated you for a sunshine award as well! :) http://southerninlaw.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/sunshine-lollipops-and.html

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    1. Hi Kristy! Oh thanks so much :) I will pop on over to you and have a look hehe!

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  4. The looks like the best soulfood or meal for melancholic days of fall ever!

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  5. I feel I should write "hello, it's me again" lol.. but.. sultanas would be what on this side of the pond? lol
    I actually did visit Australia as a youngster with my parents, on a family vacation. Perth. All I remember is it being very hot, and a very long plane ride.. I was very young :)
    Cheryl

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    1. Hi Cheryl,
      Sultanas are raisins! Hehe :)
      It is so hot where I am at the moment... I am actually stressing out it is that hot haha.

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  6. Raisins, wow LOL
    We are right as I type this having our first freeze of the year. It is supposed to drop to 22F which I googled and it shows is
    -5.56C. I've been on the net since the late 80s and per minute charges for internet access and still am thrilled at talking with people from the other side of the planet.
    Please never change your site, I love love love it!!
    sultanas.. raisins... who knew LOL
    Cheryl

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    1. Hi Cheryl!
      Oh wow, that is soooo cold!!!! Well here at the moment it is:
      77°F or 25°C :D It is a lot cooler here today compared to the last few days.
      Haha it is fun talking to people around the world... the internet is great at connecting people :D

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  7. Hi Madison, hope you are well,

    I'd love to try out this recipe, but as a Brit I do get rather confused with cup measurements... are you using american or austrailian cups, according to google they are slightly different?

    Cheers in advance!

    Lauren

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    1. Hi Lauren! I know what you mean... the differences are so annoying. I am using Australian Cups and the metric system. So 250ml cups :)

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  8. Hi Maddy, this was delicious, thank you :) I added some dried cranberries and apple with the sultana

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    1. Hello! Oh thanks so much for telling me. I am so glad that you enjoyed it! I bet it was extra delicious with your personal additions :)

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  9. hi, if you dont want to use margarine, use a good vegan marmalade instead. Adds a tang but a sweetness too. I have to say sometimes I take another shortcut too and use a stale vegan fruitloaf instead of bread... its just so adaptable... d

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  10. WOW! Thank you! It used to be my favourite comfort food when I was a kid! Now because I'm vegetarian & also coeliac I hadn't given it a try, but when I found your recipe I thought I am so going to make this. I had some GF Hot Cross Buns left over from Easter in my freezer and I thought perfect! I also used a sugar free jam on the slices and cut the sugar in the custard to half. My family absolutely loved it!!!! 2 of my granddaughters licked their bowls clean - which is the highest compliment you'll get from a 2 & 3 year old! This recipe is sure to get a good work out this winter! :)

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    1. Hello! Our pleasure. I am glad that you and your family enjoyed it :) You made me smile!

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  11. I'm not even sure there are words to accurately describe the greatness of this recipe. Who knew something so simple could taste so amazing? I have made this twice now, both times magic happened. Thanks :-)

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    1. Hello! Haha you made me laugh! I know... this is so delicious. It is the most comforting thing in the world :)

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