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How to Make Bread Pudding

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Knowing how to make bread pudding helps you to make the delicious desserts using simple kitchen leftovers in a matter of minutes. Continue reading to know how you can make bread pudding from scratch.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Mar 5, 2018
An old-fashioned dessert that makes you sigh with delight, bread puddings was first made in England in the 13th century. Known as the "poor man's pudding, this delicious recipe requires very simple everyday ingredients such as stale leftover bread moistened in water, a little sugar, spices, and some other ingredients.
Bread pudding can be made from wide ranging types of breads such as croissant and panettone, and is mixed with delicious rich mixture of cream, eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla extract, and spices. Moreover, it is often topped with pieces of chocolate, chopped nuts, and fruits (dried and fresh). So if you want to know how you can make bread pudding the old-fashioned style, then here are some great recipes to help you on your way.
How to Make Bread Pudding From Scratch
Preparing Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce
Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups bread, torn into small pieces
  • ½ cup raisins (optional)
For the Sauce
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tsp. rum flavoring
  • ½ tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. butter
How to Make
In a medium-sized saucepan, heat milk over medium heat. Add butter to this and stir till it has completely meted. Now cool till it is lukewarm. Combine eggs, sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon along with vanilla extracts and mix them using an electric mixer. Add to the milk mixture. Now in greased 1 ½ quart casserole, place the bread and sprinkle the raisins on top. Pour the batter over the bread, and bake it at 350ºF for 45 to 50 minutes or until set.
For the sauce, mix all the ingredients except the lemon juice and the butter, and bring to a boil for four to five minutes. Now add the remaining ingredients. Stir constantly and then set aside. Pour it over the baked bread pudding.
Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding Recipe
Ingredients
  • 4 cups soft cinnamon bread, torn into small pieces
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 large apple, peeled, cored, very thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup raisins or chopped dried cranberries, optional
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
How to Make
Start off with greasing a baking dish with butter, Combine the bread cinnamon and apple slices in a large bowl. Add in the chopped raisins or cranberries and then toss to mix. In a saucepan, add the milk, sugar and butter and heat it over medium heat. Now in a small bowl, whisk in the eggs with the vanilla and pour it in the milk mixture. Pour this over the bread. In a prepared baking dish, pour in the bread mixture and set it in the oven. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes at 350ºF.
Chocolate Custard Bread Pudding Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups day-old bread cubes
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
How to Make
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. In a double broiler, heat the chocolate and the milk, till the chocolate has melted. Take a oven baking bag and combine the cinnamon and nutmeg with ¼ cup of sugar. Add in the bread and nuts. In a small bowl, combine the beaten eggs, rest of the sugar and vanilla. Mix it with the chocolate mixture. In a 1 quart loaf pan, place the oven baking bag, and pour in the chocolate mixture over the bread. Close and twist tie the bag and make around five to six half-inch slits on top of it. Pour the water into the pan so that it just reaches the sides of the bag. Make sure the water is not overflowing out of the baking dish. Make for an hour and remove from pan. Serve the delicious chocolate pudding on a plate.
With these easy recipes you to prepare these simple and delicious treat in a matter of minutes. If you are a vegetarian, learn to make bread pudding without eggs by eliminating the ingredient from the recipes. So what are you waiting for? Try these delicious bread pudding recipe for a yummy dessert that you can enjoy with friends and family.
Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce