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Saturday, February 22, 2014

How To Make Bread Pudding

 
We were inspired to make bread pudding when we heard one of the celebrity chefs was going to serve bread pudding at an award show.  I was planning to see the awards show to see which international movies were going to win.  So, I thought it would be fun to serve bread pudding during the evening of the show.  I really like this recipe because of the ingredients such as honey, raisins and diced apples. So, let's get started!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 a cup of honey
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 1/2 cup of raisins
  • 1 cup of diced apples
  • 3 cups of torn bread
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
Click on our YouTube video 
to see how Karen Grete prepares this delicious dessert!

 Kitchen Utensils
  • 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan
  • measuring cups
  • small-medium pot
  • wooden spoon
  • measuring spoons
  • large mixing bowl
  • medium bowl

Instructions 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan.

Next break cups of bread into small pieces into a medium-large bowl.  Heat the milk on medium heat.  Add honey and brown sugar into the milk. No need to boil the milk.  Just need the  honey and brown sugar to melt. 

Next pour some of the milk custard mixture over the 3 cups of torn bread. (The rest of the milk will be mixed with the eggs.)  Lightly push down with a fork the bread until it is covered and soaking up the egg mixture. Let the bread mixture sit for 20 minutes.

Next add 5 eggs into a large mixing bowl. Then, pour and whisk the remaining warm milk mixture into the eggs.  Add 2 teaspoons of vanilla and cinnamon (optional) into the egg mixture. Beat until well mixed. Add 1/2 a cup of raisins and 1 cup of diced apples.  Finally add the 3 cups of torn bread that has been soaking in the milk mixture. Mix well. Pour bread mixture into a prepared baking pan. 

Set the baking dish in a large, shallow roasting pan. Add very hot tap water to the roasting pan to come halfway up the sides of the baking dish.  Now we are ready to put this into the preheated oven and bake for an hour. Bake the bread pudding until a knife inserted near the center comes out almost clean,
 
Serve warm or at room temperature. Generously dust the top of each slice with confectioners' sugar or with a rum sauce.   Check out our recipe blog post to make the rum sauce.
http://scandinavtoday.blogspot.com/2014/03/how-to-make-rum-sauce-for-desserts-and.html
Below are 3 different ways to serve the bread pudding with the run sauce.

Serve the bread pudding in a bowl. Which is great because you can add as much rum sauce as you like in a bowl.
Serve the bread pudding in a pretty glass such as a martini glass. This will really look impressive if you have guests.

Serve the bread pudding on a plate.  You can give it a pretty presentation with the rum sauce.

We hoped you like our recipe and serving ideas. Enjoy!

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