Simple and Delicious Easy Bread Pudding Recipe

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Simple and Delicious Easy Bread Pudding Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1545 mins
Total Time:
1565mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on October 04, 2023

Learn how to make a classic and comforting bread pudding with this easy recipe. Made with simple ingredients like bread, milk, eggs, and sugar, this dessert is a crowd-pleaser. The bread soaks up the sweet custard mixture, resulting in a moist and flavorful pudding. Serve it warm with a sprinkle of cinnamon or a drizzle of caramel sauce for a delightful treat. This recipe takes just a few minutes to prepare and can be enjoyed any time of the day, whether it's for breakfast, dessert, or a late-night snack.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups day-old bread, cubed
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9x9-inch baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Whisk well until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Add the bread cubes to the bowl and gently toss to coat them in the milk mixture. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes to allow the bread to absorb the liquid.
  4. If desired, stir in the raisins and chopped nuts for added texture and flavor.
  5. Pour the bread mixture into the greased baking dish, spreading it evenly.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the pudding is set.
  7. Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.
  8. Serve the bread pudding warm, optionally dusted with powdered sugar or drizzled with caramel sauce.

Interesting Facts

  • Bread pudding is believed to have originated in England as a way to use stale bread.
  • The first recorded recipe for bread pudding dates back to the 11th century.
  • In the past, bread pudding was considered a frugal dessert made from leftover ingredients.
  • You can customize your bread pudding by adding your favorite ingredients such as chocolate chips, dried fruits, or even a splash of bourbon.