Bread pudding is a bread based dessert popular in many countries. It is made with left over bread , or sweet bread and other ingredients like milk, eggs, sugar, butter, dried fruit, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. The bread is soaked in the liquids, then the other ingredients are added and it is baked. It can be served with sweet sauce of some kind , whipped cream or ice cream. You can also add some fresh fruit of for garnishing.
I wanted to share with you a recipe for sweet bread pudding, made from Easter left over bread and served with warm and sweet egg, sugar, orange liqueur and butter sauce. The sauce is optional, but I really like the taste and creaminess of it.
- 4 cups cubed sweet bread (I'm using easter bread)
- 2 cups milk
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 tbsp raisins (previously soaked)
- 2 tbsp walnuts
- 2-3 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp orange liqueur (optional)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 4 tbsp melted butter
- 1 tbsp orange ligueur (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Coat a baking pan with spray and set a side.
- Whisk together eggs, sugar, vanilla, milk and butter.
- Place cubed bread in pan and pour mixture on top. Add raisins, walnuts and sprinkle with some cinnamon. Set a side for 20 minutes to allow bread to start absorbing the custard.
- Bake for 35 - 40 minutes until custard is just set.
- Cool on a rack, while making the sauce.
- To make the sauce whisk together egg, sugar, butter and orange liqueur in the top of a double broiler. Keep whisking until it gets warm and creamy or for about 5 minutes. Make sure you use the sauce hot.
- Serve bread pudding warm and pour some hot sauce on top of it and around it.