Bread Pudding Recipe
Bread pudding is a classic dessert that has been around for centuries. It is a dish that has been enjoyed by many people around the world and is loved for its simplicity and delicious taste. Bread pudding is made by combining bread, milk, eggs, sugar, and spices and baking it until it becomes a creamy, custard-like dessert.
Growing up, my grandmother used to make bread pudding every Sunday for dessert after our family meal. It was always a treat to have and I loved the way it filled the whole house with its sweet aroma while it was baking. I have continued this tradition and often make bread pudding for my family. It's a great way to use up leftover bread and it's always a hit with everyone.
- 6 cups of cubed bread (French or any crusty bread works best)
- 2 cups of whole milk
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 cup of raisins (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, heavy cream, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
- Add the cubed bread to the mixing bowl and stir until the bread is coated with the egg mixture. Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes to allow the bread to soak up the liquid.
- Stir in the raisins (if using).
- Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and smooth out the top.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the custard is set.
- Let the bread pudding cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Bread pudding is a versatile dessert that can be enjoyed for any occasion. It's perfect for a cozy family meal, a holiday gathering, or even a dinner party. Serve the bread pudding warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. You can also sprinkle some powdered sugar or cinnamon on top for an extra touch of sweetness.