Blueberry bread butter pudding

Blueberry bread butter pudding with Crème Anglaise. Image: Msi Muzi Mathebula.

Blueberry bread butter pudding with Crème Anglaise – Simply divine

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy but incredibly delicious dessert.

Blueberry bread butter pudding

Blueberry bread butter pudding with Crème Anglaise. Image: Msi Muzi Mathebula.

Craving a sweet treat? Try this blueberry bread butter pudding with Crème Anglaise. It is a tasty combination of the bread pudding we all love and know with a French flair. It will sweeten your day!

This blueberry bread butter pudding contains a good quantity of blueberries, as the name of the pudding indicates. It adds that extra colour and taste to this delightful dessert.

Preparing a bread pudding is super simple but the taste is mind-boggling delicious. Just allow the bread to soak up the sweet milky sauce very well before popping it into the oven and you have a lip-smackingly delicious dessert in the making.

To add some elegance to this blueberry bread butter pudding, a Crème Anglaise is included in this recipe. Basically, Crème Anglaise is a light pouring custard that can be used as a sauce or dessert cream. It is very similar to the usual custard we know, but this is the French version.

Pour a generous quantity of the Crème Anglaise over the bread pudding and enjoy this sweet tooth treat.

Blueberry bread butter pudding recipe

5 from 2 votes
Recipe by Msi Muzi Mathebula Course: DessertCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy


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  • Blueberry bread butter pudding
  • 18 slices 18 white bread

  • 125 g 125 sugar

  • 3 teaspoons 3 vanilla essence

  • 4 cups 4 milk

  • 125 g 125 blueberries

  • 6 6 eggs

  • 120 g 120 butter (room temperature)

  • ½ teaspoon ½ ground cinnamon

  • Crème Anglaise
  • 1 litre 1 milk

  • 1 litre 1 cream

  • 1 pod 1 vanilla

  • 6 tablespoons 6 sugar

  • 6 6 egg yolks


  • Blueberry bread butter pudding
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Lightly grease an ovenproof dish with ½ teaspoon butter.
  • Spread the remaining butter on the bread.
  • Cover the base of the dish with overlapping bread slices to fit the dish.
  • Whisk the eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla essence.
  • Pour the mixture into the dish and let the bread absorb all the liquid.
  • Scatter the blueberries over the mixture and bake for 40 minutes until it sets.
  • Once baked, let it cool down and place it in the fridge to set.
  • This may be served with crème Anglaise.
  • Crème Anglaise
  • Pour the milk and cream into a pot.
  • Add the vanilla pod and bring the mixture to simmer for 2 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat.
  • Whisk the egg yolks and sugar, then gradually whisk the milk mixture into the egg mixture.
  • Return the combined mixture to low heat for 10 minutes until the custard is thickened.
  • Test the custard; if it’s not runny, remove it from the heat. Strain, cover and let it chill.
  • This may be served with pudding.


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