Maltese Bread Pudding recipe

This is bread pudding with attitude its full of candied fruit, rum, and cocoa, resulting in a deliciously rich flavour. Serve with some cold vanilla ice cream.


450g bread, torn into pieces
200ml full fat milk
200g sultanas
100g caster sugar
25g cocoa powder
25g butter
Dash of dark rum
Dash of vanilla extract
1 egg
Peel of half an orange
Peel of half a lemon
50g desiccated coconut
50g candied fruit
1 banana
1 apple


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and grease a large baking dish.

  2. Chop the banana into slices, peel and core the apple and chop it into slices.

  3. Whisk together the caster sugar, egg, rum, vanilla, milk and cocoa in a large bowl. Whisk until smooth.

  4. Place the bread into the milk mixture and put the bread and milk into the baking dish.

  5. Stir in the lemon peel, orange peel, butter, candied fruit, coconut, banana and apple until everything is evenly distributed.

  6. Bake the pudding for 45 minutes or until golden brown and just set.

Author: Laura Young

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