Thursday, May 5, 2011

Favorite Recipe: Easy Bread Pudding

I think bread pudding is one of the easiest desserts you can make.  It was one of the first recipes I ever tried when I got my first apartment.  It's also a great way to use up any leftover bread from the bakery.  Traditionally it's thought of as a winter dessert - that warm goodness hot from the oven.  However,  I've been known to mix up a little fresh fruit compote to top off cooled bread pudding in the warmer months.  You can of course have it plain (with or without raisins) or serve with caramel, lemon, or chocolate sauce, whipped cream, fruit sauce, the list goes on and on. Experiment and enjoy the yummy combination of flavors!

So here is a quick and easy bread pudding recipe for you to try:


1 loaf bread, torn into small pieces
4 c. hot milk
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 c. raisins (if desired)
3 tablespoons butter


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In a large mixing bowl, pour hot milk over bread. Blend eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Stir egg mixture into the bread mixture. Add raisins (if using). Mix well.

3. Melt the butter and pour into a 9x13-inch pan. Pour bread mixture over melted butter.

4. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until firm and golden brown. Serve hot or cold, with toppings or without.

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Diane and Chad said...

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Jen M said...

New follower from the Friday Blog Hop! :)
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Lynda said...

This does look absolutely yummy! Thank you for sharing your recipe and linking up at NOBH. Have a wonderful day, Jess!