Easy Bread Pudding

Easy Bread Pudding


Easy Bread Pudding

I learned this recipe years ago while at Nancy’s Airport Cafe during the early 90’s before my Dad took Ill and prior to me entering the world of higher education.

Me being me, I did alter the restaurant’s recipe, one, I always believe that the customer should not be cheated from the full texture and flavors of a dish and two, possibly with my possible OCD, it irritated me the way they made it. I understood about the bottom line concept staying in the Back and so forth, yet I could not see the advantage to cheat the patron.

Evaporated milkIngredients:
6-8 slices of bread
Raisins
6 medium eggs
4 -5 coffee scoops of granulated sugar
About a Teaspoon ( or a pinch more if you like) of Cinnamon
1 12 OZ can of evaporated milk (not condensed) If you use condensed then you will need to add regular whole milk

 

At the restaurant, they used to add one can of water for each can of milk used which does make it stretch, but also takes the full flavor and texture away from this dish.  It also produces for a loose watery Marsh of deceit. That drove me crazy when I would see them do it. No pride, just seeing the dollar sign!

Grab a handful or two of Raisins and add to a Pyrex dish
Grab a handful or two of Raisins and add to a Pyrex dish

 

Take 6-8 slices of white or wheat bread and cut into thirds
Take 6-8 slices of white or wheat bread and cut into thirds

The Owner and Owner’s Brother would tear the bread with their bare hands, which did work but was not as pretty or uniform.

Then cut into thirds again to make even cubes
Then cut into thirds again to make even cubes
Once bread is cut into cubes place on top of the Raisins in dish.
Once bread is cut into cubes place on top of the Raisins in the dish.
Add 4-5 coffee scoops of sugar in a separate  bowl
Add 4-5 coffee scoops of sugar in a separate bowl
Once sugar is in bowl, then add the Cinnamon and mix until it turns light brown in color
Once sugar is in the bowl, then add the Cinnamon and mix until it turns light brown in color. Set aside.
First add 6 medium eggs and beat. Then add one can of evaporated milk and stir together. Next add the sugar and cinnamon mixture and mix well.
First add 6 medium eggs and beat. Then add one can of evaporated milk and stir together. Next add the sugar and cinnamon mixture and mix well.
Once the Milk, eggs and Cinnamon sugar mixture is thoroughly mixed well , pour on top of Bread and Raisins in dish.
Pour the Egg, milk, Cinnamon sugar mixture on top of the bread and raisins. if a raisin or two floats to the top, poke them back down. ensure all is covered.
Set oven to 350 (F)  set timer for thirty minutes and check. Normally takes 40 to 45 minutes but due to oven varices I took caution.
Preheat oven to 350 (F) set the timer for thirty minutes and check. Normally takes 40 to 45 minutes but due to oven variances I took caution. Place dish on oven rack

Once you think it is done, pull the oven rack out midway, grab a toothpick and insert into pudding, if the toothpick comes out dry or just a little speck of a crumble then it is done. If the toothpick comes out wet then set the timer for increments of five minutes.

Easy Bread Pudding
The finished product, Allow to cool on a rack for at least 15-20 minutes before cutting into.

 

Enjoy
Enjoy

Garnish with Whip Cream or CoolWhip. Or better yet make a simple Lemon Glaze. Take two real Lemons pitted and squeeze the juice or use the 100% Real Lemon Juice in place of real Lemons. Use a small sauce pot add a bit of the Lemon juice on medium to medium-low heat, then add a litter sugar and stir in until it becomes a glaze. This Lemon sauce can not be saved, if it sets in the pan/pot too long it will turn hard.

In place of the raisins, you can use canned pineapple, dried cranberries along with the raisins.

One time I even used Orange Liquor as an added flavor and if you don’t have Orange Liquor, you can use Orange Concentrated Juice, about a capful or two.

I hope you enjoy this one my friends!

 

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20 thoughts on “Easy Bread Pudding”

  1. Hey Michael that sounds good, in England we would call that Bread and butter pudding , Bread pudding has no milk just lots of sultanas and spices etc but will try your version sounds yum 🙂

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