Recipe: Fruit Soda Bread and Butter Pudding

Here's a dessert by Di Curtin, made with leftovers.
Recipe: Fruit Soda Bread and Butter Pudding
Bread and Butter Pudding

Ireland is well known for its Fruit Soda Bread — served freshly baked and buttered for a treat with a cup of tea.

But if you’ve a few slices leftover which have gone past their best, they’ll be perfect for a Fruit Soda Bread and Butter Pudding. Waste not want not


Ingredients (Serves 4)

4 thickish slices Fruit Soda bread 

Softened Butter for spreading 

3 fresh free range eggs 

500mls milk 

50g sugar 

1 tsp ground ginger 

Freshly grated nutmeg and extra butter for topping 


  • Butter and halve the bread slices.
  • Arrange in a buttered ovenproof dish.
  • Beat eggs with milk and stir in sugar and ground ginger Pour over the bread in the dish and leave a few moments to soak in.
  • Grate nutmeg on top and dot with extra butter.
  • Bake at Gas 4 350F 180C for 30 minutes or until the pudding is set and golden on top.
  • Serve with cream or ice cream.

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