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Simple Bread Pudding


80 min

Simple Bread Pudding

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80 min


6 persons




5.00 rating-star (1)

Author: Monica Feluchi

This English bread pudding is so easy, quick and cheap to cook that it may become one of the favorite desserts of your family. It can also be cooked for breakfast because the dish is rich in carbs and proteins, which make it nutritious. A nice choice for big families and holiday dinners!


  • bread slices: 6 piece (preferably, white bread, but wheat bread will work nice as well)
  • milk: 2 cup
  • sugar: 0.5 cup
  • brown sugar: 0.25 cup
  • egg: 4 piece
  • butter: 2 Tbsp
  • raisins: 20 g (or as much as you wish)
  • cinnamon: 1 tsp
  • nutmeg: 1 tsp
  • vanillin: 1 tsp

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Stages of cooking

  1. Prior to starting cooking the dessert, pre-heat the oven to 176 C (350 F). While the oven is heating, take a large pan, butter the bread, cut it into small pieces and put into the pan. 

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  2. You can also cut the bread into pieces, put it into the pan, melt butter and pour it above the bread. It is up to you to decide what option to go for.

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  3. Take a mixing bowl and combine milk, cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg and vanilla there. Blend the ingredients well.

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  4. Add the eggs into the bowl and mix once again.

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  5. If you wish to add raisins, spread them well above the bread. Then sprinkle half of the brown sugar you have.

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  6. Carefully pour the mixture of eggs and milk over the bread until it covers it well. Bread should not stick out of the liquid mixture. Having done that, spread the rest of brown sugar above the bread.

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  7. Place the bread into the oven for about 40 minutes until it gets brown.

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  8. Cool the bread pudding a bit, top with whipped vanilla cream and serve! Bon appétit!

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History of the Simple Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is a traditional dish that originated in England in the early 18th century. It was a way for frugal households to use up leftover bread and create a filling, nutritious dish. Over time, bread pudding became popular across Europe and the United States, with different variations and additions to the basic recipe.

Tips and Tricks for Simple Bread Pudding Recipe

  • Choose the right bread for your bread pudding. Stale or slightly old bread works best, as it absorbs the liquid mixture easily. White bread is the traditional choice, but you can try using wheat or multigrain bread for a different flavor.
  • Use a mix of milk and cream for a creamier pudding. You can also replace some of the milk with evaporated milk or condensed milk for a richer taste.
  • Try adding different fruits, nuts, or chocolate chips to your bread pudding for extra flavor and texture. In addition to raisins, you can use dried cranberries, chopped apples or pears, chopped nuts, or chocolate chips.
  • If you want a firmer pudding, use more bread and less liquid mixture. Conversely, if you want a softer pudding, add more liquid and fewer bread slices.
  • Let the bread pudding sit for a few minutes before serving, so that it sets and absorbs the flavors. You can also reheat it in the oven or microwave before serving.

Tips for presenting the dish

  • Top your bread pudding with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or caramel sauce for a decadent finish. You can also sprinkle some cinnamon or nutmeg on top for extra flavor.
  • Serve the bread pudding warm or at room temperature. It can be a great dessert or breakfast dish, depending on your preference.
  • You can also cut the bread pudding into bite-sized pieces and serve it at a party or buffet. It's a crowd-pleasing dish that everyone will love!

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