Vegan Orange and Ginger Bread and Butter Pudding (pullavanukas)

Vegan Bread and Butter Pudding

This pudding is not the greatest to look at, but it tastes so amazing.  Bread and Butter pudding is an english classic which is a great way to use up old bread, panettone, tea cakes etc.  The Finns have a similar dessert called pullavanukas, made from old pulla.   I really do recommend you try this.  I made a loaf of Sue Quinn’s Fruit Loaf from her book Easy Vegan and used the leftovers  for this recipe.   This gave the pudding a lovely spicy taste, that works so well with orange and ginger.  However you can easily substitute the fruit loaf for normal bread, slices of panettone, croissants or any other bread you want to use up.

Vegan Bread and Butter Pudding – serves 4

6 large thick slices of bread

60 g vegan butter or margarine

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ginger

zest of an orange

jar of marmalade – I used St.Dalfour Orange and Ginger Marmalade

100 g mixed dried fruit

Vanilla Pod, split

2 and 1/2 tbsp corn starch

3 tbsp sugar

300 ml Almond milk

100 ml of extra thick coconut milk

100 ml of water

Start by making your custard.  Add the milks, water, sugar, starch and vanilla pod to a pan and bring to a simmer over a medium heat.  Leave the pan to simmer for 10 mins, so the custard thickens and the vanilla infuses the custard.

Mix the cinnamon, ginger and zest with the margarine/ butter and spread on each piece of bread.  Next spread half the bread pieces with marmalade and top with another slice to make marmalade sandwiches.  Cut each sandwich into four triangles.

Lay the sandwiches in rows in a large oven proof dish.  Sprinkle the bread with the dried fruit.  Depending on the size of your dish you may need to add another layer.  Remove the vanilla pod and pour over the custard, keeping any extra to serve alongside the pudding

Bake for 20 -25 mins at 180 degrees for 20 -25 mins until golden.






  1. OMG this sounds incredible. What a flavor combination, I’m intrigued. I love that it’s vegan too. I’m not vegan or vegetarian myself but I do love to explore more of those kind of recipes. It’s never to late to be more conscious about what I eat, right? Loving your blog too. So much inspiration here.

    Would you be interested in sharing your recipe with our community of passionate foodies? We’re always on the lookout for fun, new and delicious recipes. You can find us right over here:


      1. Hi there! My pleasure! Just wanted to also mention that your golden beetroot salad is making me so hungry right now. Under-appreciated vegetable if you ask me, but with such a lovely flavor. Hopefully I’ll see you on the page soon.


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