Budyń – Polish Pudding (Egg Free)

My mother did not make a lot of desserts but she had couple of tried and tested cake recipes for special occasions. And if we wanted dessert, we were getting budyń… quick and easy to prepare from cupboard ingredients, versatile dish that can be served warm or chilled – perfect for any season.

how to make budyń polish chocolate custard dessert


for vanilla pudding

  • 4 cups of milk
  • 12 tbs plain flour
  • 6 – 8 tbs caster sugar
  • seeds from 1 vanilla pod – optional
  • 2 tbs unsalted butter
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract

for chocolate pudding

  • 4 cups of milk
  • 12 tbs plain flour
  • 8 tbs caster sugar
  • 6 – 8 tbs cocoa powder
  • 2 tbs unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • almond flakes, desiccated coconut, hazelnuts etc.
  • tinned or fresh fruits
  • syrups

Polish egg free custard recipe


  1. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a pot, top with half of the milk and stir until smooth.
  2. Add rest of the milk and heat over low fire stirring constantly.
  3. Once the mixture is starting to get thicker, add butter.
  4. Let it cook for a bit longer, until pudding is all bubbling. Stir all the time.
  5. Turn off the fire, add vanilla extract and give it one more stir.
  6. Share budyń to the serving dishes, top with your favorite toppings.
  7. Enjoy right away while still warm or chilled.

Makes 4 portions.


We like the best chocolate pudding with flaked almonds and canned fruits and raspberry or cherry syrup on the vanilla one. Alternatively some fresh strawberries would work extremely good on the vanilla pudding as well.

My mum used to use mixture of potato and plain flour but I prefer to use plain, wheat flour alone, it gives budyn creamy texture, opposite to the potato flour that makes it a bit translucent, jelly like… better for kisiel, Polish fruity kind of pudding not this one.

When using vanilla pod, do not discard the pot, use it to make vanilla sugar.


More Polish recipes.

More desserts.

More quick meals.

More warming up autumn dishes.

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traditional Polish recipes passed from generation to generation

Your thoughts…

  1. This is the perfect pud for mums who are not Bake Off victims. Thanks for sharing

  2. Thanks! Yes, you are right, my mum is definitely not a baker type :)

  3. This sounds great think I’m gonna try it tonight. I only got a few polish recipes from my grandma before she passed and now I really wish I would have taken the time to ask for more. Thanks for the recipe I think it sounds great, it looks great in the pic!

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