Whisky & Marmalade Bread Pudding

This recipe is a fabulous, fabulous pudding to having cooking through the house.  The aromas are like Christmas morning and it’s also genius because you can use any left over bread, jam, marmalade or whisky (rum) – aye? Never say I don’t look after you!!

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook time: 45 min

Serves: 4


12 slices of bread (fruit bread, brioche or croissants GF if req)
25 g butter, soft, extra to butter your dish
½ cup marmalade (or jam), extra for drizzling
300 ml milk
250 ml cream
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla essence
2 tbsp brown sugar
4 tbsp whisky
¼ cup sugar crystals


Lightly grease your pudding dish.

Butter the bread on both sides then spread one side with marmalade and top with a buttered slice of bread to make a sandwich. 

Cut into triangles or cubes, and place in your baking dish.

Whisk together the milk, cream, eggs, vanilla, sugar and whisky (don’t DRINK. I repeat, because it’s actually a lovely ‘nog’)

Pour over your sticky orange sandwiches, press down with the back of a large spoon to start the soaking process. Cover and leave for at least 30 minutes, until almost half the custard has been absorbed into the bread.

Preheat your oven to 160, lightly butter your baking dish.

Dot with extra marmalade and sprinkle over your sugar crystals.

Bake in the oven for 40 – 50 minutes until puffy, golden, crispy, sticky and delicious.

SERVE: with cream, ice cream, custard or as a cold dessert.