Bread Pudding

I had some days old bread laying around I thought it would be terrible for it to go to waste so…why not make Bread Pudding? 🤔

It’s not my first rodeo with making bread pudding. I used to make it for my children when they were young and they are still quick to remind me on how I ruined the stove once (true story!) over a bread pudding disaster. Once when making it…I forgot about it (hey, mom’s get distracted!) and it leaked into the electrical board circuit of our stove. What was worse thing was that it was days before my oldest son’s high school graduation party – and I was without a stove. Over bread pudding. Ahhhh the memories 😆

Bread Pudding has literally been around for centuries. It was initially named “poor man’s pudding” because it was a popular dessert in the lower classes in English society.

The original idea and concept for the bread pudding evolved out of necessity because it was used as a way to prevent food from being wasted and just thrown out when deemed old. Rather than throwing out stale bread homemakers would soak the bread in a sweet and savory liquid and then bake it in a dish in the oven until it was golden brown and then serve it warm.

If you have some days old bread laying around your kitchen and don’t know what to do with it – make up a batch of bread pudding. It’s so delicious! And it’s incredibly easy to make.

Here’s the recipe I used today to make Bread Pudding from Life, Love and Sugar.

Everything you will need to make Bread Pudding (I omitted the Nutmeg because the hubby isn’t a Nutmeg fan. Also made my own Heavy Cream* since I didn’t have it on hand)
Bread cut into 1 inch chunks. I used old Wonder Bread Sandwich Bread.
After greasing your dish, lay the bread chunks evenly in the bottom of your dish
Whisking together the milk, eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla extract and cinnamon
Pour the mixture evenly over the bread pieces. Make sure to coat all of them. Then let this sit for about 20-25 minutes for extra soaking.
Now it’s ready to bake in a preheated oven of 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes
This is what you will need to make the yummy vanilla sauce
The vanilla sauce is being made while the bread pudding is in the oven
Ahhhh the Bread Pudding is fresh out of the oven
And the vanilla sauce is slowly added
Ready to eat ☺️

* What if you don’t have heavy cream?

To make 1 cup of heavy cream, melt 1/4 cup of butter and slowly whisk in 3/4 cup milk. This works for most baking or cooking recipes that require heavy cream, but it will not whisk into stiff peaks. You’ll need the real thing for that.

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