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How to Make Bread Pudding

Bread pudding has been a dessert staple since the middle ages. Try a warm dish of this satisfying treat on a cold winter night.


  • Step 1: Break the bread Tear or cut the bread into bite-size pieces to get 9 to 10 cups of bread.
  • TIP: 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.
  • TIP: 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.
  • FACT: There are about 160 species of yeast.

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

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