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Easy Bread Pudding Recipe

This mouthwatering bread pudding recipe is from an old Amish cookbook. It was copied, loaned out, scribbled on note cards and passed on by grandmothers, great-aunts, beloved neighbor ladies and those whose home cooking reaches the very soul of the family. This is the bread pudding people get dreamy-eyed over. For many of us, it is nostalgia. A yearning for a simpler time when dessert was made from a few common kitchen ingredients. It’s also the way it brings everyone into the kitchen, warm with the smell of cinnamon and vanilla fresh from the oven.

Whatever the reason this bread pudding becomes your number one comfort food, you should savor every bite. It is a soul-satisfying treat – nothing beats warm bread pudding on a cold or rainy night.

Easy Bread Pudding Recipe

One of the most famous Southern dessert recipes is for easy bread pudding. Served warm with a dollop of fresh whipped cream and a delicious maple rum sauce it is the most divine taste. It is very easy to make and actually only takes about 15 minutes to complete the assembly of it.

Baking takes just a bit longer but is well worth the time.

Serve this delicious easy bread pudding recipe in individual dessert dishes with the whipped cream or a scoop of Vanilla bean ice cream.

This dessert is best served warm with the whipped cream or ice cream. It is a blend of sweet creamy and delectable flavors for the taste buds.

Even the children will love this easy bread pudding recipe. It is a great way to use leftover bread. Just cube the bread or tear it and add the rest of the ingredients for a dessert fit for a Queen.

Have You Ever Made Bread Pudding?

How to Maske Easy Bread Pudding
Summary: Nutmeg, vanilla and brown sugar warm up the flavor of this exciting bread pudding recipe, and a bowlful of this served after dinner is sure to please everybody.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Pudding
Serves or Makes: 6
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Bread Pudding Ingredients:
  • 2 cups milk (or Half & Half)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 cups bread (preferably French bread), torn into small pieces
  • ½ cup raisins (optional but good)
Easy Bread Pudding Sauce Ingredients:
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • ⅓ cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp. flour
  • dash of salt
Bread Pudding Directions:
  1. Warm the milk (or cream) until a film forms over the top.
  2. Combine the butter with the milk, stirring until the butter melts.
  3. Cool to lukewarm.
  4. Combine the sugar, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla.
  5. Beat with an electric mixer at a medium speed for a minute.
  6. Slowly add the milk mixture.
  7. Place the bread in a lightly-greased 1½ quart casserole.
  8. Sprinkle with raisins if desired, then pour the batter on top of the bread.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 to 50 minutes or until set.
  10. Serve warm.
  11. If you make the sauce to put on top of your bread pudding, adjust the sugar in the bread pudding recipe: change it to ⅓ cups sugar (the sauce has the other ⅓ cup in it).
Making the Sauce for the Bread Pudding:
  1. Mix everything together and bring to a boil for 3 - 4 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Set aside for 5 minutes, then pour on warm bread pudding.

Photo Credit: blackberry bread pudding by Lori_NY, on Flickr

Chocolate Bread Pudding Recipe

Chocolate Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is a popular dessert from the United Kingdom. Early American colonists brought this scrumptious recipe with them when they settled. It has been a favorite dessert in Southern households ever since.

Years ago, bakers and cooks did all kinds of things to avoid wasting food. Bread pudding was a solution to leftover pieces of stale bread. This rich flavorful dessert can be served hot from the oven. Or, as with this recipe, it can be served cold and turned onto a separate dish. Plan ahead ? this bread pudding needs to rest for at least eight hours after it is baked.

The traditional version of bread pudding without chocolate can be found in our Bread Pudding Recipe. Either version is sure to be a favorite.

Chocolate Bread Pudding Recipe
Summary: You absolutely can easy combine chocolate with a delicious bread and butter pudding recipe, to make the resulting pudding even more indulgent and even more delicious.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Pudding
Serves or Makes: 6
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Chocolate Bread Pudding Ingredients:
  • 1 (8 ounce) loaf baguette
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 egg yolks, room temperature
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Chocolate Bread Pudding Sauce Ingredients:
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ⅓ cup boiling water
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Chocolate Bread Pudding Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Slice baguette in ¼ inch slices and brush one side with melted butter. Place on a baking sheet and into preheated oven until golden, about 1 minute.
  3. Melt chocolate chips in microwave or double boiler. Set aside.
  4. In a medium saucepan over low heat, heat cream and milk until warm. Do not scald.
  5. In a large bowl beat eggs, egg yolks, ½ cup sugar and 1 tablespoon vanilla until smooth. Blend in warm cream mixture a little at a time.
  6. Whisk egg mixture into melted chocolate until smooth.
  7. Arrange toasted bread slices, buttered side up, in prepared dish until dish is full.
  8. Pour chocolate mixture over bread and let rest 40 minutes, until liquid is absorbed.
  9. Line a roasting pan with a damp kitchen towel. Place baking dish on towel, inside roasting pan, and place roasting pan on oven rack.
  10. Fill roasting pan with boiling water to reach halfway up the sides of the baking dish. Bake 40 to 50 minutes, until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  11. Let rest 8 hours or overnight.
Chocolate Bread Pudding Sauce:
  1. Melt unsweetened chocolate in small saucepan over low heat. Stir in 1 tablespoon butter until melted.
  2. Stir in boiling water, ½ cup sugar and corn syrup until smooth.
  3. Increase heat to medium and bring to a boil Boil gently 3 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  5. To serve: Warm bottom of baking dish, loosen edges of pudding with a knife then invert cold pudding onto a serving platter.
  6. Serve with warm chocolate sauce.

Photo Credit: chocolate bread pudding by Shockingly Tasty, on Flickr
Traditional British Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe
Summary: Sultanas or raisins, bread and butter work together to make this rich pudding recipe, while the cinnamon and vanilla add a wonderful touch of flavor and spice. Serve this hot.
Cuisine: English
Recipe type: Pudding
Serves or Makes: 6
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  • 8 slices white bread
  • 3 ounces sultanas (85g)
  • 4 ounces brown sugar (113g)
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • butter (for buttering the bread and greasing the baking dish)
  1. Preaheat oven to 325°F (170°C)
  2. Grease an oven proof baking dish.
  3. Evenly butter each of the slices of bread on both sides, then cut each slice into 4 triangles.
  4. Place a layer of the buttered bread on the bottom of the dish, slightly overlapping each triangle.
  5. Sprinkle sultanas and brown sugar evenly across the bread for the second layer.
  6. Continue layering bread then sultanas and brown sugar until all the bread is used.
  7. Sprinkle the top of the pudding with sultanas and sugar.
  8. Beat together the milk, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla and salt. Pour this mixture on top of everything.Allow to stand for 30 minutes so the liquid is fully absorbed.
  9. Place baking dish in the oven and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until top is golden brown.

Photo Credit: Bread&Butter Pudding by david.nikonvscanon, on Flickr

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