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Shredded Wheat and Raisin Custard from a 1930s Recipe

February 1, 2015

This week I’ve continued trying lots of different vintage recipes. Today I’m sharing one based on a recipe from 1937. I’ve never baked anything using shredded wheat before, however I’ve found quite a few from this era where it’s used. This is a really basic recipe with very few ingredients so it’s a great one to whip up in a hurry. This can be served hot or cold.

Shredded Wheat Pudding Recipe 4


2 cups Soaked Raisins (I soaked mine in hot water for 20 minutes)

6 Shredded Wheat biscuits

2 eggs

1 pint of milk

2 tablespoons of caster sugar

Shredded Wheat Pudding Recipe 1

Shredded Wheat Pudding Recipe 2


1. Pre heat oven to 190 degrees. Butter a pie dish and sprinkle a layer of soaked raisins on the bottom.

2. Break up your Shredded Wheat and add a layer on top of the raisins.

3. Repeat with another layer of raisins and another layer of Shredded Wheat.

4. Beat the eggs and milk and add the sugar.

5. Pour over the egg mixture and allow to soak for a few minutes.

6. Bake for about 20  minutes or until the custard has set.

Shredded Wheat Pudding Recipe 3

Shredded Wheat Pudding Recipe 5

Although this wasn’t something I was used to, it actually tasted really good and would be perfect served warm with a little custard poured over. I’m definitely going to try baking with Shredded Wheat again, and I have another recipe with apples in it which sounds delicious.

Have you ever used Shredded Wheat in your baking? What did you think?

  • Reply
    Jessica Cangiano
    February 2, 2015 at 12:33 am

    Yum!!! That looks sooo good! Usually I see a dessert recipe and quickly access how to make it GF, but this one is a bit more tricky than just swapping out flours and/or leavening agents. Perhaps some puffed rice instead? It wouldn’t be quite the same thing, but could perhaps do the trick. I’ll have to give it a try (I always love a good culinary challenge). Fingers crossed! 🙂

    ♥ Jessica

  • Reply
    February 8, 2015 at 11:33 am

    I clearly need to come over more often to taste all of these treats! x

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