Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding

I created this recipe for Denby Pottery to celebrate one of the themed weeks on The Great British Bake Off. It's one of my favourite desserts to eat, it’s proper comfort food, I love picking all those crunchy caramelised bits off while I’m waiting for it to cool!

This recipe is super easy to make, you can even prepare it well in advance if you want then just pop it in the oven when you are ready. Use any jam you like, it just adds a bit of sweetness, I’ve used my favourite rhubarb and strawberry jam so it has rhubarb and custard vibes.

Photograph of Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding baked by Jane.
Photograph of Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding baked by Jane.


Makes 4


  • 200g of brioche, sliced 
  • Softened butter for spreading 
  • Jam for spreading, I like the Bonne maman rhubarb and strawberry
  • 2 free range eggs
  • 400g single cream 
  • 20g soft brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla paste 
  • Demarara for sprinkling


  1. Thickly slice your brioche, butter one side of  the bread followed by a layer of jam. Cut each slice into 4 triangles and arrange them nicely in your 4 bowls or alternatively use one larger dish.
  2. To make your custard mix just whisk the eggs, cream, vanilla paste and brown sugar together, carefully pour over your slices of bread. At this point it’s good to leave it soak up all the custard mixture so pop it in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight.
  3. When you are ready to bake, preheat your oven to 180c (170c fan oven)/ gas mark 4 with a baking tray in ready to place to bowls on. Before you bake sprinkle your puddings generously with some demarara sugar, and put in the oven to bake on the baking tray for about 20 mins or 30-35 mins if using a larger dish. It’s ok if it’s still a little squidgy in the middle after you take it out, leave them to cool slightly for around 5 -10 mins and it will carry on setting with the residual heat.
  4. Serve with whatever you like, I usually have mine with more cream.

Modus Bowls kindly gifted for the brioche bread and butter pudding recipe for Denby Pottery


Published by Jane Lewis


In 2015 I made it through to the last 50 in the last audition of The Great British Bake Off. Sadly I wasn't chosen for the programme but I need to carry on my journey as I can't imagine my life without baking.

I'd love to start writing my own recipes. So what better place to do it than starting a blog.