Indulge in the comforting and irresistible flavors of a classic bread pudding. This rich and creamy dessert is made with simple ingredients and transforms stale bread into a delightful treat. Get ready to savor each spoonful of this warm and comforting dessert.
6 cups of stale bread, torn into small pieces
2 cups of milk
1 cup of heavy cream
3/4 cup of granulated sugar
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
1/2 cup of raisins or your choice of dried fruit (optional)
Caramel sauce or powdered sugar for serving (optional)
📖 Let’s get baking:
1️⃣ Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
2️⃣ In a large mixing bowl, combine the milk, heavy cream, granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg. Whisk until well combined and the sugar has dissolved.
3️⃣ Add the torn bread pieces to the mixture, gently pressing down to ensure all the bread is soaked in the liquid. Let it sit for about 10-15 minutes, allowing the bread to absorb the liquid.
4️⃣ If desired, stir in the raisins or dried fruit into the bread mixture.
5️⃣ Pour the bread mixture into the prepared baking dish, spreading it evenly.
6️⃣ Place the baking dish in a larger roasting pan and fill the roasting pan with hot water until it reaches about halfway up the sides of the baking dish. This water bath will help the pudding cook evenly and prevent it from drying out.
7️⃣ Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 45-50 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the pudding is set. You can test for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center; it should come out clean.
8️⃣ Remove the bread pudding from the oven and let it cool slightly. Serve warm with a drizzle of caramel sauce or a dusting of powdered sugar, if desired.
🍞🍮✨ Your Bread Pudding is now ready to be enjoyed! Serve it as a comforting dessert or even as a special breakfast treat.
✨🍞🍮✨ Get ready to experience the warm and comforting flavors of this classic bread pudding. It’s a delightful way to transform stale bread into a delectable dessert! ✨✨