Bread pudding has been a dessert staple since the middle ages. Try a warm dish of this satisfying treat on a cold winter night.
You will need
- 1 lb. white or egg bread (4 tbsp. unsalted butter
- 1 c. raisins
- chocolate chips
- or berries
- 4 large eggs
- 1 c. sugar
- 1u00bd tsp. vanilla extract
- u00bd tsp. cinnamon
- 2 c. milk
- 2 c. light cream
- 2 tablespoons rum or brandy
- Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream
- 9" x 13" baking dish
- A whisk or mixer
- A large pan or roaster
Step 1 Break the bread Tear or cut the bread into bite-size pieces to get 9 to 10 cups of bread.
Use a light white bread like French or Italian, or an egg bread such as brioche or challah. Day-old bread is best.
Step 2 Fill the baking pan Lightly grease the baking dish and then add the bread pieces. Mix in the raisins, chocolate chips, or berries.
Use fresh raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries.
Step 3 Melt the butter Melt the butter and set it aside to cool.
Step 4 Make custard Beat the eggs and sugar with a whisk or mixer for 4 minutes, until they’re thick and light yellow. Add the vanilla and cinnamon, and then beat in the cooled butter, the milk and cream, and the rum or brandy.
Step 5 Add the custard to the bread Pour the custard over the bread. Make sure all of the bread pieces are submerged.
Step 6 Draw a hot bath Place the baking dish inside a large pan or roaster. Add hot water to the pan until it reaches halfway up the side of the baking dish.
Step 7 Bake Bake in a 350 degree oven for an hour. When a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, the pudding is done.
Step 8 Top and eat Let the pudding cool briefly before serving. Top it with ice cream or whipped cream, and enjoy.
Did You Know:
There are about 160 species of yeast.