bread and butter pudding
Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding: A Twist on the Classic Recipe

Bread and butter pudding can be made with a variety of bread, including white, wholemeal, raisin or cinnamon. But have you ever considered trying it with brioche? This twist on the classic recipe transforms this dessert into a luxurious, indulgent pud that’s perfect for a special occasion or a weekend treat.

In this article, discover how to make brioche bread and butter pudding and learn some great baking tips and tricks to yield an even yummier dessert. Plus, check out our classic bread and butter pudding recipe which features our timeless Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Golden Granulated sugar.

Brioche bread and butter pudding Vs. the classic

Bread and butter pudding – a simple, comforting and classic dessert that’s been around for centuries. 

While traditional bread and butter pudding is typically made with white or wholemeal bread, using brioche bread instead is an interesting and delicious twist on the traditional.  

Brioche is a rich, buttery and sweet bread that’s often used in French patisseries. It's made with eggs, butter and sugar, which gives it a soft, tender texture that’s perfect for soaking up any custard or cream on the side! 

Unlike other breads, brioche has a lighter and fluffier texture, making it perfect for a dessert like bread and butter pudding. The richness of the brioche combined with the sweet custard creates a decadent and satisfying dessert that’s sure to satisfy your taste buds! 

How to make brioche bread and butter pudding 

Ingredients and crockery 

To make this delicious dessert, you'll need:

•    A brioche loaf (sliced and gently pressed) 
•    Milk 
•    Cream 
•    A vanilla pod 
•    Orange zest
•    Unsalted butter 
•    3 medium eggs 
•    Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Golden Granulated sugar 
•    Cream or custard to serve

In terms of crockery, you’ll be needing a small non-stick pan, a jug, a baking dish or roasting tin and a large bowl. 


To make a brioche bread and butter pudding, the bread is sliced and then soaked in a delicious custard made from a mixture of eggs, milk, sugar and spices. This is then baked in the oven until the custard has set and the bread is golden brown. If you’re looking to follow a step-by-step recipe, keep reading! 

Try our classic bread and butter pudding recipe 

Bread and butter pudding

Our traditional bread and butter pudding recipe servesd 4 people and takes just 20 minutes to prep and 30 minutes to cook. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, however, and you’d like to taste a brioche bread and butter pudding, you can still follow the exact same recipe, you’ll just need to substitute the 8 slices of fruit bread with 8 slices of brioche bread.

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Don’t forget the Tate & Lyle sugar! 

To follow our famous bread and butter pudding recipe, you’ll need 60g of our Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Golden Granulated Sugar. Plus, check out the rest of our super-duper product range featuring a huge variety of seriously scrumptious syrups, sweeteners and sugars. 

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Check out our bread and butter recipe!