White chocolate and fig jam bread & butter pudding

Ahh, bread and butter pudding we have such a love hate thing going on. Often people make them too sweet (Dom has the sweet tooth, between the two of us), I don’t like too sweet. But this recipe is really nice, the fig jam makes it different (this shit is fucking tasty). From this picture you can tell I took a step away from the traditional plating of this dessert (I’m so fancy I served it on a tile lmao). I may prefer white chocolate over milk/dark in most desserts, but it doesn’t have to be white chocolate. Playing around with flavours, is what lets you know what you like. Dom made a sweet chili and dark chocolate one, so it is really up to you.

White chocolate and fig jam bread & butter pudding


  • 100g white chocolate

  • 200ml full cream milk

  • 200ml cream

  • 20g melted butter

  • 3 jumbo eggs

  • 60g castor sugar

  • 50g fig jam

  • 8 slices of white bread

  • sultanas (yellow raisins)

  • Vanilla


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C and butter your baking dish.

  2. Butter and jam your bread and place evenly in the baking dish, sprinkling sultanas after each layer.

  3. Boil the milk, cream and vanilla once hot add the chocolate.

  4. Whisk eggs and sugar, then temper with the milk until combined.

  5. Pour over the bread gently and bake in a hot water bath for 45 minutes. It should still feel wobbly in the middle when it’s done.

  6. Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes and then brush with melted fig jam.

  7. Serve warm. It goes really well with plain old vanilla ice cream.


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