For a classic, traditional British pudding you can’t beat a good old fashioned bread and butter pudding. This is a nostalgic dish that reminds of school dinners, wintery puddings and home cooking. It’s such an easy dessert to make and you could easily find you have too much or that you have leftovers that you simply can’t bring yourself to throw away! So, can you freeze bread and butter pudding and save it for a later date?
Yes! You can freeze bread and butter pudding and an added bonus is that you can either freeze it cooked or make up a batch and freeze it uncooked for baking on those days you need a tasty and quick pudding.
Use the table of contents below to navigate through this article to answer some of the most common questions people have when it comes to freezing bread and butter pudding:
How To Freeze Bread and Butter Pudding
Freezing bread and butter pudding couldn’t be any easier! Let’s find out how.
How to Freeze Cooked Bread And Butter Pudding
- Prepare and cook your bread and butter pudding.
- Next, allow it to cool completely before freezing.
- Either pop the bread and butter pudding into a freezer-safe container or wrap it in cling film. For best results double wrap it to ensure that it is airtight. If you prefer you can leave it in the dish it was cooked in. Just make sure it is freezer safe.
- Label a freezer bag with the date and name of the contents.
- Put the bread and butter pudding in the bag and pop it into the freezer.
How to Freeze Uncooked Bread And Butter Pudding
- Prepare your bread and butter pudding in the dish you plan to cook it in. This dish needs to be freezer-safe as you will be freezing it in the dish.
- Wrap the whole pudding and dish in a double layer of cling film.
- Put the whole thing in a freezer bag (or add an extra layer of cling film)
- Label the pudding with the date and contents.
- Pop the whole thing into the freezer.
Can You Freeze Pannetone Bread and Butter Pudding?
Another delicious version of bread and butter pudding is panettone bread and butter pudding. This is a delicious cake that is spiced and traditionally available at Christmas time. Although, it is delicious to eat at any time of year! The great news is that you can also freeze panettone. Whether it’s store-bought or homemade you can freeze it the same way as you would any bread and butter pudding. Just follow the instructions above for freezing bread and butter pudding.
How Long Can You Freeze Bread and Butter Pudding?
Bread and butter pudding keeps for a decent amount of time in the freezer. You can keep it frozen for up to three months – plenty of time to use up those leftovers!
You can also keep uncooked and ready to bake bread and butter pudding for the same amount of time in the freezer.
You Can Freeze Bread and Butter Pudding for Around 3 Months
How Do You Defrost Bread and Butter Pudding?
For best results, you need to allow the bread and butter pudding to defrost thoroughly before heating it up or cooking. To do this all you need to do is take the pudding out of the freezer and pop it in the fridge to defrost slowly. This will take a good few hours so it’s worth taking it out of the freezer the day before you want to use it and leave it to defrost overnight.
Can You Refreeze Bread and Butter Pudding?
No, you shouldn’t freeze bread and butter pudding once it has been thawed out. There is a risk of stomach bugs and on top of that the quality just won’t be the same if you freeze it more than once.
There is one exception to this rule and that is if you have frozen uncooked bread and butter pudding and then defrost it in order to bake it. You can then freeze the cooked bread and butter pudding once it has cooled down fully.
Does Bread and Butter Pudding Freeze Well?
Bread and butter pudding does freeze fairly well. If you are freezing cooked leftovers then you should expect there to be a little change in texture, but this shouldn’t affect your enjoyment of it too much. If you are freezing uncooked bread and butter pudding then by the time it has been cooked you shouldn’t notice very much difference between frozen and fresh bread and butter pudding at all!
Other Questions about Bread and Butter Pudding
Below are a few of the other common questions we have come across when it comes to bread and butter pudding – some related to freezing and some not. If you’re still sat there with a question or two about bread and butter pudding then drop a comment at the bottom of this article and we’ll aim to help out as much as possible.
Can You Freeze Bread Pudding?
Another British masterpiece, but can you freeze bread pudding? Well, yes you can! Simply place into a thicker freezer bag, seal it up while removing as much of the air as possible before placing the freezer. It will last for a couple of months in the freezer before the texture breaks down and you just need to place it in the fridge overnight to thaw.
What About Bread and Butter Pudding with Chocolate?
Good news! Everything that we’ve written on this page about freezing a standard bread and butter pudding can also be applied to bread and butter pudding made with chocolate chips.