Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Simple Bread Pudding

Hello everyone! I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas and stuffed yourselves with enough turkey to last until the next Thanksgiving or Christmas and even if you didn't get any gifts, I hope you had wonderful family and friends surrounding you through a jolly Christmas! (:

Just the other day after buying too many loafs of baguette for a barbecue and having a little harder than desired crust, we do what we always do, make bread pudding! That's what happens to any bread that's about to expire or turn a little stale in this household. And, it's easy to make as well!
300 ml of milk.
I think baguette's are perfect for making bread pudding cause there's a lot more tough crust and thus doesn't soak up too much milk, preventing it from turning too soggy and wet. Soggy bread pudding is just horrible when it gets so wet that it feels like it isn't cooked. Also, always remember not to put too much milk into your bread pudding! (We had to learn that the hard way) For this simple bread pudding we used 300 ml of milk and one loaf of baguette.

Ingredients:

  • 300ml milk
  • 5 tbsp brown sugar 
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp cinammon
  • Raisins
  • Butter
  • 2 tbsp cognac/whiskey (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Cut baguette into slices or smaller pieces if you'd like as seen below.
  2. Soak raisins in a bowl of 10 ml milk to soften.
  3. Pour 290 ml of milk into a fairly large bowl and add 3 eggs, 6 tbsp brown sugar and cinnamon into the bowl. Beat the eggs and mix well.
  4. (Optional) Add a little whiskey/cognac to the mix for a little kick.
  5. Soak the baguette pieces into the bowl of mixture soak until plump. (Make sure it is not too wet that it'll fall apart. Ensure that it still holds it's shape)
  6. Butter the bottom of the pyrex bowl/microwaveable bowl. Layer the baguette in a separate bowl and add raisins randomly but evenly for each layer.
  7. Once done, add a few slabs of butter on top and sprinkle some brown sugar on the top to get a crisp exterior.

Add 3 eggs to milk and 5 tbsp of brown sugar.

Add a little whiskey or cognac to the mix for a little kick.
I'm sorry there isn't a better picture of this! But hey, just layer the soaked baguette layer by layer.
Put some slabs of butter on top before baking in an oven at 180 degrees Celsius. 
Enjoy with ice-cream or custard sauce!

Happy Holidays!
As posted on Sweet as Sugar Cookies' Sweets for A Saturday:
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3 comments:

  1. That bread pudding looks like one yummy dish. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your bread pudding up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/12/sweets-for-saturday-50.html

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  2. Mmmmm... I love bread pudding, but have never made it. This does look easy enough to give it a try. Thanks for posting!

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  3. No worries Kathy! (: Good luck with trying out the bread pudding!

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