While you can typically use just about any bread for a bread pudding. Making it with sour dough gives it that extra bit of flavor and texture.

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Bread pudding with sour dough

Did you know that I have a big weak spot for bread pudding? Or maybe I should begin with telling you I love bread. It’s just so good. And while bread has gotten a lot of bad publicity the last couple of years I still think good bread is delicious and not so bad either. Yes sure a factory produced loaf of white bread is filled with sugar, preservatives and other stuff but I am not talking about all that right now.

Take sour dough : I think most people would agree that it is the best bread you can possibly eat. Even Michael Pollan agrees 😊 Ideally home made but that is a skill I have yet to master. Or may be I just don’t allow myself the time it takes to make a bread.

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Sour dough

Buying it from a baker – a good baker – must count too right? So the other week I had bought a whole wheat sourdough bread but had quite a bit leftovers. And with good bread, it has less preservatives and therefore gets older a bit quicker than that white loaf.

Enter the bread pudding with sour dough: historically someone must have invented the bread pudding for the exact same reason I am using it. A surplus of bread. In this particular case I had sourdough bread leftover and had never used sour dough before to use in bread pudding.

I usually have brioche for that or raisin bread. But since we had the bread we figured why not give it a go? And it was surprisingly good. Not for one minute did the type of bread diminish the taste of the bread pudding. And while it can hardly be called a healthy dessert at least it must be a little better now right? πŸ˜‰


The good thing about using the sour dough for this bread pudding is the fact that it gives it much more texture. If you use brioche for instance, the bread gets much softer and almost melts in your mouth. Which is nice in a whole different way from the sour dough bread pudding. I love using it with lemon curd to give it that bit of tartness. But you can substitute any kind of jam if you like it sweet.

I tend to go for that bit of freshness from the lemon, although that’s relative as lemon curd itself is also pretty sweet.

In order to use the bread it would be ideal to have bread that is maybe one or two days old. As a good sour dough does not have a lot of preservatives it get old quicker. So two days is usually more than enough. And there is no need to wait for the bread to get stale. You can use it fresh as well. No problem.

Not looking to make a bread pudding with sour dough? Try this one instead with blue berries and lemon curd.

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Sour dough bread pudding

Delicious and with some extra texture due to the sour dough bread
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Servings: 6 people


  • 4-5 slices sour dough bread in cubes
  • 3 large eggs
  • 150 gram lemon curd 1/2 cup
  • 70 gram sugar 1/3 cup
  • 500 ml double cream 2 cups
  • 150 gram blue berries fresh or frozen 1 cup
  • 50 gram raisins 1/3 cup
  • 3 tbsp coconut grated
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 180˚C. Mix sugar, vanilla and the eggs and mix well. Add the lemon curd and stir until it is a smooth mixture.
  • Heat the double cream in a small saucepan but do not bring to the boil! Once warm mix it with the egg mixture while constantly stirring.
  • Grease an ovendish with a little butter and place your cubes of bread in the dish. Spread evenly throughout and sprinkle with the blue berries. Pour in your egg mixture and where necessary press down a little to make sure all bread is soaked through.
  • Sprinkle with the grated coconut and place in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the egg is set and the bread pudding is golden brown. Eat straight away or leave to cool. It’s delicious both warm and cold!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blue berries, bread, sour dough
Diet: vegetarian

Nutrition Information

Calories: 619kcal, Carbohydrates: 62g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 37g, Saturated Fat: 23g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 176mg, Sodium: 389mg, Potassium: 263mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 34g, Vitamin A: 1357IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 94mg, Iron: 3mg


The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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