Fine Desserts Traditional Irish Bread and Butter Pudding 4.57 from 64 votes Create a Profile! × Sign Up Already have an account? Sign In Jump To Recipe Jump To Video Save Recipe My traditional Irish Bread & Butter Pudding recipe was a staple in my home growing up. Enjoy this hearty dessert for St. Patrick's Day or anytime of year! By Gemma Stafford | February 1, 2018 | 74 Last updated on January 20, 2021 This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details. Hi Bold Bakers! Bread and Butter Pudding has been a staple in many Irish homes for donkeys years. My mum made this exact recipe for us growing up. Like a lot of traditional dishes this recipe came about as a way to use up leftover, day-old bread. Growing up in Ireland I’m used to eating hearty, comforting desserts like puddings. Due to our cold weather and dark days dishes like Bread and Butter Pudding were a good way to warm you up. I might be biased or just nostalgic but I think my Mammies’ Bread & Butter Pudding recipe is the best I have ever tasted. I just love how the warm cinnamon/egg mixture combines with the buttery bread when it bakes. I created this recipe for The Inspired Home website. It’s a place where I go to find out what new products are coming out along with tips and fantastic recipes. The Inspired Home’s mission is to inspire, inform and encourage you to make your house into a home, lead a balanced and healthy lifestyle and to create moments to celebrate and connect with your friends and family. I baked my Pudding in a beautiful white Le Creuset Heritage Cover Square Casserole dish. It was nice and deep which gives you a lot of soft pudding. A good pastry brush that doesn’t shed is my Mason Cash Pastry Brush. I used it to brush my pudding dish generously with butter. I served my pudding in a Tag Ivory Sonoma Rimmed Bowl. I’m happy to add these to my collection of treasures because the neutral tone means they fit in anywhere. As always pride and place in my kitchen is a John Boos Chopping Board. Add it to your wish list if you haven’t already, it’s life changing. Considering I’m tight on kitchen space, this board gives me a whole new surface to work on. Top your Irish Bread and Butter Pudding with freshly whipped cream or even ice cream if you like. I hope you enjoy my Bread and Butter Pudding for St. Patrick’s Day or any time of year. Hopefully it will warm your heart and home — like it did mine. Get more Irish Recipes: Best Ever Irish Scones Traditional Irish Soda Bread Try These Recipes! Homemade Chocolate Baklava For Rosh HashanahIndian Fruit SaladRefreshing & Creamy Lemon Posset3 Summer Desserts (Outdoor BBQ Episode) Watch The Recipe Video! Play Irish Bread and Butter Pudding 4.57 from 64 votes Print Recipe Add to Favorites Loading… Author: Gemma Stafford Dessert St. Patrick's Day Baking Pans Oven Author: Gemma Stafford Ingredients ¾ pint (354ml/12floz) milk¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon4 tablespoons sugar6 thin slices white bread¼ cup (2oz/60g) butter, softened3 large eggs¼ cup (1 ¼ oz/45g) raisins Instructions Whisk together the eggs, sugar, cinnamon and milk in a large bowl. Set aside.Meanwhile, spread the slices of bread with almost all of the butter, and grease the dish with the rest. Cut off the crusts and cut each slice of bread into triangles. Lay the triangles, butter side up in the dish. Scatter the raisins between the slices.Pour the custard over the bread soaking every slice. Set it aside to absorb for 15 minutes.Bake the pudding at 350oF (180oC) for about 1 hour or until the pudding has risen and is golden in color. Serve immediately. Top with freshly whipped cream and enjoy!