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Chocolate & Vanilla Bread Pudding – Two Easy Eggless Desserts with Custard

1 December 2011 33 Comments

custard bread pudding - chocolate & vanilla flavors

Rain and water logging outside the house means no play and no friends coming home, only a hearty dessert can bring cheers to the dull faces of my children. A dessert in which I can engage them to bake minus the mess I might face as aftermath. Hmm..a muffin or a cookie look easy to bake but then sifting the flour, kneading, perfect consistency…nope, forget it. Bread Pudding…yes it could give them a false feeling of baking something without much fuss. Easy and literally a child’s play recipe, nothing beats a warm bread pudding on a rainy day, a perfect comfort food for any time.

And as expected they wanted chocolate in their recipe and added cocoa to their bread pudding. The chocolate custard bread pudding you see in the picture is assembled and baked by my children, I have to admit that I did polish off half of the Ramekin from their share πŸ™‚

Easy to bake, bread pudding is a savior on days when unwanted guests land at odd hours with a huge sweet tooth. Traditionally bread pudding recipe requires eggs to make the sauce for the bread to soak in, but I use custard powder instead. You could add what ever fruits you wish or the flavors you want to give to your dessert.Though the basic ingredients for both the puddings are same, bread, sugar and the custard, I changed the flavors with chocolate & cinnamon andΒ  vanilla & coconut in the recipe.

custard bread pudding - chocolate & vanilla flavors

Ingredients to go in..


(makes 4 small servings in ramekins)

1. Vanilla Custard Bread Pudding

  • 8 bread slices or 2 cups bread torn into pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup raisins and Goji berries
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla custard powder
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. dessicated coconut
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon powder

2. Chocolate Custard Bread Pudding

  • 8 bread slices or 2 cups bread torn into pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups milk + 1 tbsp. milk
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla custard powder
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon powder


custard bread pudding - chocolate & vanilla flavors

Ramekins ready for bake.

Method; Tear the bread slices into small bits. Add 1 tbsp. of milk in the custard powder and dissolve it well. Take milk, sugar, cinnamon powder and custard powder mix in a large vessel and stir till the sugar is dissolved.

For the chocolate pudding dissolve cocoa powder in 1 tbsp. milk add it to the custard mixture and follow the rest of the recipe.

Soak the raisins and Goji berries (if using) in a little milk for about 5 minutes.

Grease 4 Ramekins with little butter and preheat the oven at 190Β°C for 10 minutes.

custard bread pudding - chocolate & vanilla flavors

With custard drizzled on top.

Fill the ramekins with the bread pieces and add the raisins and Goji berries over it and add 1/2 tbsp butter on it. Pour the custard over the bread pieces add rest of the butter and bake it at 190Β°CΒ  for about 30-35 minutes till the top appears golden brown in colour.

custard bread pudding - chocolate & vanilla flavors

Hot from oven…

Look at the warm golden brown bread pudding…just a drizzle of sauce and you are ready to dig in.

custard bread pudding - chocolate & vanilla flavors

Sitting pretty..

You can eat the pudding from the Ramekin itself, I took it out for the picture. The chocolate bread pudding is assembled by both the kids, you could see streaks of plain bread peeping out πŸ™‚

custard bread pudding - chocolate & vanilla flavors

Hmm..hard to resist the aroma..

Add fruits like chopped apples, banana, mango, pears and strawberries in the pudding for more flavors and nutrition.

custard bread pudding - chocolate & vanilla flavors

Oh..that chocolate sauce with pudding is heavenly..

Serve the pudding warm with honey, caramel, maple syrup, yogurt sauce, chocolate sauce or just as plain dessert.

custard bread pudding - chocolate & vanilla flavors

My share of pudding with Honey..

Didn’t I tell you it is an easy-peasy dessert recipe to bake..make it and give a surprise to your family with this comforting custard bread pudding any time.


  1. Brown bread would be a healthier option in the pudding.
  2. A days stale bread gives good result in terms of texture of the pudding.
  3. You don’t need an oven for the recipe, you can even cook it in a steamer and steam the pudding in a large vessel.
  4. Cool the bread pudding and serve it with a dollop of ice cream.



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  • Baker Street said:

    Bread pudding is comfort food at my house! Just did a post on bread pudding muffins earlier this week. Although I’ve never tried an eggless recipe!

    Vanilla custard sounds absolutely divine! Thanks for sharing S! πŸ™‚
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  • Saraswathy said:

    Wow looks so yummy and tasty dear:)

  • chinmayie @ love food eat said:

    Such an incredible recipe Sanjeeta! I have never really made bread pudding but i think i should make soon..
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  • Pritty said:

    Hi, looks like a great recipe – what can we replace the coconut and the berries with if those are not readily available?

  • prathibha said:

    I did a steamed version of this and regular bread pudding…this one is a cross between them and sounds nice n yumm
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  • a spoonful of yumm said:

    yummmm !! i love bread pudding a lot and its great that its eggless πŸ˜€

  • Joanne said:

    I really want to dig a spoon right into the screen! Looks incredibly delicious!
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  • Jyoti said:

    Bookmarked! An egg less bread pudding has been on my to make list for long..

  • Heavenly Housewife said:

    Bread pudding is a classic British dessert, but I have only really just discovered it, and I absolutely love it. Your eggless version sounds wonderful!
    *kisses* HH
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  • aipi said:

    WOW! What an incredible piece of work! Bread pudding n that too egg less seems like a must try πŸ™‚

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  • Valarmathi said:

    lovely recipe….looks absolutely yummy.

  • Priya said:

    Wow both looks absolutely sinful and delicious.
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  • Delishhh said:

    OH YUM! Looks so good!
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  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen said:

    I’ll have one of each please! πŸ˜‰
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  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said:

    Holy yum! I love healthy yet delicious desserts – perfect excuse to indulge in bad weather πŸ˜‰
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  • Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet said:

    These look incredible Sanjeeta! Especially the chocolate. πŸ˜‰
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  • Sharmilee said:

    Delicious pudding idea…luv the chocolate pudding very much

  • Viswa said:

    Love it. Tagged it in my site.

  • mjskit said:

    Both of these look fabulous! I love that you made little ramekins of bread pudding. How smart is that! It cooks a lot faster which makes it nice for those hungry and bored mouths to feed. πŸ™‚ I’ve got to find gogi berries! BTW – you’ve been tag for Seven Links. Please see my most recent post. πŸ™‚
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  • Yuri - Chef Pandita said:

    Love the goji berries in there, Sanjeeta!
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  • BigFatBaker said:

    These little bread puddings are so cute and the perfect size! I love that you didn’t use eggs. I’m going to have to remember the custard powder trick. And the chocolate was a lovely addition πŸ˜‰
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  • Nisrine said:

    I love me a good bread pudding and yours looks delightful, my dear.

  • Kavi said:

    You probably get this a lot, but I thought I should let you know how much I loved browsing your blog posts! πŸ™‚ Not only are the pics & recipes great, but your whole blog has a pleasant layout! Truly enjoyed my time here! πŸ™‚

  • Reeni said:

    Bread puddings are my favorite! Both of these look wonderfully delicious and welcoming!
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  • Reem | Simply Reem said:

    Bread pudding is such a comfort food…
    Yours look absolutely delicious…

  • Barbara @ Barbara Bakes said:

    So fun to have individual bread puddings. I’ll have to get some custard powder to have on hand. Great idea.
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  • Rosa said:

    What wonderful puddings! They look so luscious.



  • vianney said:

    i love bread pussing but I love the eggless version!! a perfect sunday brinch idea!! thanks!
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  • Asmita said:

    The pudding looks fabulous, with all those berries and best of all no egg. Great post!

  • Magic of Spice said:

    An egg-less bread pudding…how fantastic is that! They both look amazing, but I’m with your kids on the chocolate πŸ™‚
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  • Faith said:

    These bread puddings are really lovely! The addition of things like goji berries, coconut, and raisins is delicious. I would never even miss the egg. πŸ™‚
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  • Divya @flavourfiesta said:

    Oh my gosh, those look so scrumptious! Give me one now! *pretty please :)*
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