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  • Looking for a great Bread Pudding recipe

    My mother made the best bread pudding! I only wish I had thought to get the recipe while that was an option.
    Her's was firmer, not mushy.

  • #2
    Re: Looking for a great Bread Pudding recipe

    Clara, this is my mom's recipe...its not mushy. Very basic.

    4 eggs, beaten
    1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups 1/2 and 1/2 or heavy milk
    1 cup sugar
    2 tsp vanilla
    1/2 to 3/4 tsp cinnamon
    Stale mom would add stale sweet rolls, doughnuts, etc

    Beat first ingredients together and mix with stale bread that has been broken into pieces

    Let set for approximately 10 minutes until absorbed
    Pour into greased 9X13 baking dish
    Bake at 350 degrees for about 40-45 minutes
    Sorry I don't know amount of bread she used...I kind of add the bread til it is 'wet', not drenched

    This next recipe is also basic...a bit more custard - like

    6 slices day old bread
    2 Tbls melted. Butter
    4 eggs, beaten
    2 cups milk
    3/4 cup sugar
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1 tsp vanilla

    Preheat oven 350
    Break bread into small pieces into 8 inch square pan
    Drizzle butter over top
    Mix rest of ingredients and pour over bread
    Pat down with fork to soak bread

    Bake 45 minutes
    Top should spring back when lightly tapped

    I hope these help to bring back memories!


    • #3
      Re: Looking for a great Bread Pudding recipe

      Thank you so much. I'm trying one this evening for dessert.


      • #4
        Re: Looking for a great Bread Pudding recipe

        I used to be on the worship committee at church, and it was frequently my job to supply the bread cubes for communion. Whoever brought the bread took home the leftovers, so I often ended up with a fair amount of slightly stale, cubed bread. A family can only eat so many croutons, but fortunately, bread pudding was one of my husband's favorite desserts. I started with a recipe from Classic Home Desserts by Richard Sax and adapted it through the years. And that's how you get:

        Holy Bread Pudding

        4 cups bread cubes (about 3/4"), all white, mixed white & wheat, cinnamon....whatever
        2 1/2 cups total milk and cream (mix in whatever proportion you like, depending upon how rich you want it to be)
        4 large eggs
        3/4 cup sugar (I like to use part brown and part white sugar)
        3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
        2 large pinches nutmeg
        1 Tablespoon vanilla
        scant 1/2 teaspoon salt
        1/2 cup raisins, plumped in hot water and drained, or plumped in a little brandy, whiskey, or rum and undrained

        Place bread cubes in a 9" square glass pan that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
        Heat the milk and cream in a saucepan until hot.
        In a bowl, whisk the eggs, brown and white sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and salt. Slowly whisk in the hot milk mixture. Pour the liquid over the bread cubes and let stand for 10 to 20 minutes so that the bread absorbs the liquid. Press the bread cubes into the custard with a spatula a few times. Add the raisins and distribute evenly.
        Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350, with a rack in the center.
        Bake the pudding until the custard is set but still slightly wobbly in the center, usually about 35 minutes. (If you want it completely firm, bake a little longer.)
        Remove from the oven and cool.
        Good served with poured heavy cream, whipped cream, caramel sauce, or a brandy (or whiskey, rum) hard sauce.


        • #5
          Re: Looking for a great Bread Pudding recipe

          Thank you so much.