Old Fashioned Bread Pudding Recipe
Old Fashioned Bread Pudding Recipe is a classic dessert of bread combined with nuts and generous helping of custard over it, that is steam baked in the oven. This can be served at dinner parties as well.
The Old Fashioned Bread Pudding Recipe is an easy and a classic recipe of the bread pudding. As the weather begins to near the winters I have puddings on my mind. The most favorite among my kids is the bread pudding which of course the simplest of all the puddings one can make.
Soft, moist and yet have a great texture of bread. The best part about bread puddings is that you could use any kind of bread, croissants to loafs, to buns to old bread that needs to be consumed and is sitting in the fridge.
Here is a simple recipe which I have modified according to the families taste buds. Although with every passing year, these taste buds change and alter the recipe as well. I have given the variations I work with this recipe. Happy Baking.The best part about bread puddings is that you could use any kind of bread, croissants to old bread that needs to be consumed and is sitting in the fridge.
If you are looking for more bread pudding variations here are some :
- 5 cups Whole Wheat Brown Bread , diced into bite sized pieces
- 4 Whole Eggs
- 1 cup Caster Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon Powder (Dalchini)
- 1/4 cup Butter , melted and cooled
- 3 cups Milk
- 1 tablespoon Rum , or brandy
- 1/4 cup Walnuts , chopped Additional Ingredients and yet optional
- 2 Apples , apples, peaches or any other combination of fruits excepting citrus fruits
- Dry Fruits , like raisins, dates, apricots, prunes
How to make Old Fashioned Bread Pudding Recipe
To begin making the Old Fashioned Bread Pudding Recipe, preheat oven to 150 C and place rack in center of oven.
Grease a 10 x 10 square baking dish with butter. Place the cut bread cubes into the baking dish and sprinkle fruits or nuts- apples, walnuts and mixed dry fruits of your choice at this stage over the bread cubes.
In a large bowl whisk the eggs and sugar on high speed until thick and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla extract; ground cinnamon, melted butter and milk/cream until well combined and fluffy.
Pour the prepared custard over the bread cubes until completely covered. Press down the bread cubes with a fork so the custard seeps into the nooks and crevices of the baking dish so they are covered fully with the custard.
Note that the pudding mixture is going to be cooked in a water bath. Place the bread pudding dish on the roasting pan. Pour in enough hot water into the roasting pan so that the water is halfway up sides of the baking pan with the pudding mixture inside it. Bake for about 45 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Once done, cool slightly and serve warm. This pudding can be served cold as well.
Bake the bread pudding for about 45 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Once done, cool slightly and serve warm. This pudding can be served cold as well.