Old Fashioned Bread and Butter Pudding (V)

Old Fashioned Bread and Butter Pudding (V)


  • 100 g margarine, (suitable for baking)
  • 1 orange, zest only
  • 8-10 slices of the Healthy Loaf Cottage loaf
  • ½ cup diced apricots
  • ½ cup sultanas
  • 5 tablespoons quality apricot jam
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of ground ginger


  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 800 ml of your favourite dairy or non-dairy milk
  • 5 tablespoons cornflour
  • 75g (just under ¼ of a cup) caster sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC
  2. Combine margarine, cinnamon, ginger and orange zest in a bowl.
  3. Use a small amount of margarine to grease your ovenproof dish, then spread the remaining margarine onto the bread.
  4. Halve the bread slices diagonally or as required to fit into your ovenproof dish, then place roughly a third into the dish in a single layer. Roughly chop your apricots and scatter a third into the dish along with a third of the sultanas.
  5. Cover with another layer of bread, spread ½ of the remaining dried fruit, then cover with the rest of your gluten free bread.
  6. Set aside, reserving the remaining dried fruit for later.
  7. To make the custard, halve the vanilla pod lengthways and scrape out the seeds.
  8. Add the seeds to a medium saucepan with the remaining custard ingredients and 400ml of water. Whisk well until smooth and combined, then place over a medium–low heat. Simmer gently for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the custard is almost boiling and coats the back of your spoon, whisking continuously.
  9. Pour the custard over the bread then scatter the remaining dried fruit on top.
  10. Leave to soak for around 20 minutes, then place in the hot oven for 25 to 35 minutes, or until lightly golden and starting to set.
  11. Meanwhile, gently warm the apricot jam in a pan over a low heat.
  12. Once the pudding is ready, brush over the warm apricot jam, then return to the oven for a further 5 minutes, or until golden and sticky.
  13. Allow to cool slightly and serve with soy ice-cream and fresh fruit

(adapted from http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/bread-recipes/vegan-bread-butter-pudding/)