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A white plate with a slice of queen of puddings
Queen of Puddings Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
32 mins
Cooling Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 12 mins

Queen of Puddings Recipe is a traditional British dessert with 3 delicious layers: the base is a bread custard, the middle layer is jam, and the topping is made with fluffy meringues. Such a simple dessert to make, but so amazing, this has been a family-favourite pudding for hundreds of years now.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: English
Keyword: bread pudding recipes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 284 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
For the custard base
  • 600 ml full-fat milk
  • 30 g butter
  • 150 g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 3 egg yolks
For the middle layer
  • 200 g raspberry jam
For the meringue topping
  • 3 egg whites
  • a pinch of salt
  • 60 g granulated sugar
  1. To make the custard base, bring the milk to a boil, remove from the heat, add the butter, lemon extract and breadcrumbs, and mix well.

  2. Leave to cool, then add the egg yolks, and mix again.

  3. Transfer the mixture to an oven-proof dish, and bake in the preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius (390 Fahrenheit) for 25 minutes or until the custard is set.

  4. Heat up the jam to make it easier to spread, and spread it over the baked base.

  5. For the meringue, add the egg whites to a bowl, and add a pinch of salt too.

  6. Beat with an electric mixer until it forms soft peaks, then add the sugar gradually, beating well until it forms stiff peaks.

  7. Pipe the meringue over the jam, and return to the oven for a further 7 minutes, until it meringue is golden and set.

  8. Leave to cool completely before serving.

Recipe Notes
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Nutrition Facts
Queen of Puddings Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 284 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 226mg9%
Potassium 182mg5%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 313IU6%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 135mg14%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.