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Gingerbread and butter pudding

Not sure what to do with that lovingly created gingerbread house? Why not make it into a tasty gingerbread and butter pudding? My romantic Valentine-themed gingerbread house needed to make room for my Easter-themed gingerbread house but I didn’t want to throw it away. The gingerbread was quite thin so I thought it might make a delicious gingerbread and butter pudding.

gingerbread and butter pudding

Here’s what I did. You need:

  • a gingerbread house, deconstructed
  • a couple of slices of bread, buttered
  • 1/2 pint of skimmed milk
  • 100ml double cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 spoonful of granulated sugar


deconstruct your gingerbread house, removing any extra sweets such as sugar canes and break into large pieces

broken gingerbread house

generously grease your dish

place a layer at the bottom of the dish, add a layer of lightly buttered bread and another layer of gingerbread

in a jug mix together the milk, cream and eggs and pour over your gingerbread and bread

gingerbread and butter pudding

leave for at least half an hour, just before putting in the oven sprinkle over a spoonful of granulated sugar

gingerbread and butter pudding

cook in the centre of a pre-heated oven at 180° for 30 minutes


Enjoy with the leftover cream or custard!


  • Reply
    March 30, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    That’s genius! was it good? I ended up throwing some of my Valentine gingerbread house away as there was too much but I’m going to remember this for the Easter one!

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      March 30, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      I really enjoyed eating it and was quite surprised as it was made with a cheap Ikea gingerbread house!

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    Scottish Mum
    April 17, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    I love bread and butter pudding. Thats one to try here.

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