eggless bread butter pudding recipe | baked bread butter pudding recipe

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eggless bread butter pudding - easy to prepare pudding with whole wheat bread, butter and eggless custard.
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eggless bread butter pudding recipe with step by step photos – a baked pudding recipe made with whole wheat bread, butter and eggless custard sauce. i have also shared steamed no bake recipe of eggless caramel bread pudding.

the eggless custard is easy to make and this recipe can be used as a custard base for any recipe that involves custard. no custard powder is added to prepare the custard. the thickening agent added is corn starch or as we indians call it – corn flour.

the recipe method has been loosely adapted from about.com. the original recipe uses eggs, but since i know how to make an eggless custard sauce, i have used my own recipe to make the custard sauce.

i made the pudding with homemade whole wheat bread. i was experimenting with a different technique for whole wheat bread than the bread recipe that is already posted on the blog. the result was somewhat dense bread.

from half of the loaf, i made bombay veg sandwiches and the remaining half i made the eggless pudding. i usually make this pudding with either homemade whole wheat bread or homemade brown bread as obviously they are more nutritious than white bread.

bread butter pudding goes extremely well as a dessert in itself. you can top the pudding with chocolate sauce or caramel sauce, if you prefer. sometimes i sprinkle brown sugar on top before baking the pudding (pic above). after getting baked there is a lovely aroma from the caramelized brown sugar.

if you are looking for similar recipes then do check easy trifle puddingchocolate mousse, fruit custard and eggless brownie recipe.

eggless bread butter pudding recipe below:

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eggless bread butter pudding recipe

eggless bread butter pudding - easy to prepare pudding with whole wheat bread, butter and eggless custard.
course desserts
cuisine world
prep time 20 minutes
cook time 45 minutes
total time 1 hour 5 minutes
servings 3 to 4
author dassana

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 8 to 10 slices of whole wheat bread or brown bread or white bread - about 350 grams of bread
  • 3 cups full fat whole milk
  • 6 tablespoon organic unrefined cane sugar or regular sugar - adjust as per your taste
  • 2 tablespoon heaped corn starch
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon butter at room temperature or as required
  • 3 teaspoon natural vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon artificial vanilla essence
  • 2 tablespoon golden raisins (kishmish)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or demerara sugar for sprinkling on top (optional)
  • 2 pinches of nutmeg powder or grated nutmeg (jaiphal powder)
  • 2 pinches of cinnamon powder (dalchini powder) - optional

how to make recipe

  1. grease a rectangular or round pan with butter. you can also use medium to large ramekins for making the pudding.
  2. spread butter evenly on all the bread slices.
  3. slice them in small cubes, squares or rectangles.
  4. layered the bread buttered side up, in a greased baking tray.
  5. sprinkle the bottom layer with some raisins. layer again with bread slices. lastly again sprinkle some raisins on top and keep aside.
  6. now preheat your oven to 180 degrees C/356 degrees F.
  7. in another broad pan or a sauce pan, mix milk, sugar and corn starch very well.
  8. keep the pan on a low flame and gently simmer this mixture, stirring often till the mixture thickens.
  9. make sure no lumps are formed. so you have to stir continuously.
  10. once the mixture is thickened, add vanilla extract, cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder.
  11. stir and pour this eggless custard over the bread layer.
  12. dot with some butter on top.
  13. sprinkle brown sugar or demerara sugar evenly on top.
  14. bake in a preheated oven at 180 degree C/356 degrees F for 35 to 40 mins (please check the notes section below for more details on baking time) , till the tooth pick inserted in the center of the pudding comes out clean and the pudding is set.
  15. the top will also get browned.
  16. once the eggless bread butter pudding becomes warm or cools down, slice and serve.

recipe notes

depending on the temperature in your oven and the size of your pan, the pudding might take less or more time than mentioned here. the temperature varies from oven to oven. so take your call and keep an eye. the benchmark is that the pudding should set firmly and a tooth pick inserted in the pudding should come out clean. if for some reason, the pudding is not set and still slightly runny, then continue to bake for some more time till it sets firmly.

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step by step eggless bread butter pudding recipe:

1. spread butter on the bread slices. slice them in cubes, squares, triangles or rectangles. i chopped into small cubes. you can keep medium to large triangular or rectangular slices. since these were homemade bread, i have not sliced the crusts. you can if you prefer.

buttered bread for bread butter pudding recipe

2. layered the bread buttered side up, in a greased baking tray. sprinkle the bottom layer with some raisins. layer again with bread slices. lastly again sprinkle some raisins on top and keep aside.

layered buttered slices to make bread butter pudding recipe

4. in another broad pan or a sauce pan, mix milk, sugar and corn starch very well.

mixture for making bread butter pudding recipe

5. bring this mixture to a gentle simmer on a low flame. you just need to gently heat the custard sauce mixture and stir it often.

making bread butter pudding recipe

6. the sauce would start to thicken. continue to stir so that no lumps are formed.

cooking the mixture to make bread pudding recipe

7. the consistency should be thick like that of a custard sauce.

making bread butter pudding recipe

8. once the sauce is thickened, add vanilla extract and nutmeg powder.

adding nutmeg to make bread butter pudding recipe

9. stir and pour this eggless custard over the bread layer.

pour mixture - preparing bread butter pudding recipe

10. bake in a preheated oven at 180 degree C/356 degrees F, for 35 to 40 mins (please check notes in the recipe details for baking time), till the tooth pick inserted in the center of the pudding comes out clean and the pudding is set firmly. the top will also get browned. i had to use two baking pans for the pudding. this pudding can even be made in medium to large ramekins.

bake the eggless bread butter pudding

11. the baked eggless bread butter pudding below.

eggless bread butter pudding recipe

12. let the pudding become warm or cool down and then slice and serve the eggless bread butter pudding.

eggless bread pudding, eggless bread butter pudding recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. Hello Dassana jii I just want to know what is an alternative to vanilla extract ?? In many other recipes of yours it has been used. And what is the difference between vanilla extract and essence ? Thanks a lot for your guidance ?

    • amandeep, an alternative would be to use vanilla beans. just slit a bean into two. scrape the tiny seeds and add them in the batter or the dessert you are preparing. vanilla extract is where the flavors of a vanilla bean are extracted in an alcohol base. vanilla essence has no real vanilla in it, but its artificially made with chemicals and flavoring agents. i prepare vanilla extract at home. you can check the method here – https://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/homemade-vanilla-extract/

  2. can I use pressure cooker for this?

    • you can. but remove the whistle from the cooker.

  3. Hii. Your recipes are just too good. I hv a query abt the recipe that can i use custard powder. And i hv a microwave, can i make the pudding in it.

    • shruti, you can use custard powder. pudding can be baked in the convection mode of microwave but not in the microwave mode.

  4. Hi. I was googling for recipes and came across ur website. The recipes are amazing and easy and u have described it so well. I think this is the best recipe website I hav ever hine through. I cant stop reading ur recipes.
    In this recipe, instead of d eggless sauce, can I use custard? If yes, how

    • thanks a lot sadhana. yes you can use custard. but just make sure that the custard is not thick.