Somehow I have escaped making puddings. Today I made pudding for the first time ever. A group that I am a part of, had mentioned pudding as the weekly target. So pudding struck me maybe there. Also when you have never made something and you are trying to avoid it, it keeps coming back to you. The more you try to avoid it, the more it will cross your paths. And why do you need to avoid something? I ask myself a lot of time. Shouldn't you be more excited and open towards the things you have not tried? Well, ideally yes. But I am not a perfect being. I never was. In fact, I feel that I am a highly imperfect one. So much more room to improve and do things in a better way. Cooking is one of the mediums which tells me the same. Everyday whenever I cook or I see what other people have made, I realize the importance of learning and to the extent I still have to learn.
Be always open to learn new things from whom so ever. This is what is going to shape your present and future and will later become your past.
Yeah, so the post is about bread pudding. Puddings have always sound inviting to me. I started with a simple sweet bread pudding. I modified the recipe as per my liking and the result was very nice.
Bread pudding is a good way to use up lying around stale bread. So if you have some, get going with this simple and delicious pudding. It is very easy to make it and you can enjoy it in breakfast, dessert or to calm down your midnight hunger pangs. You can also add dry fruits, fresh fruits, rum, lemon zest, orange zest, brown sugar etc for extra taste and flavor.
Baking Equipment: 9X7 baking tin/pan
Recipe adapted from: Sweet Bread Pudding
1. 9-10 pieces (6 cups) of whole wheat bread (You can use any kind of bread that you like. Sweet buns, cinnamon rolls etc would add some distinctive taste and flavor. I though cooked with normal bread as I did not have any saved up bread)
2. 2 tsp vanilla extract
3. 1 tsp cinnamon powder
4. 4 eggs
5. 250 g granulated sugar
6. pinch of salt
7. 2 tsp coffee powder
8. 500 ml milk
9. butter for greasing
1. Grease a pan with butter
2. Cut or tore the bread pieces into bite sized chunks
3. Place/arrange the bread pieces in the pan
4. Whisk together the eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon powder, sugar, salt, coffee and milk together in a separate bowl
5. Pour over the milk mixture into the pan over the bread
6. Cover and refrigerate the pan for an hour or overnight so that the mixture is well absorbed by the bread
(I kept it overnight)
7. Preheat oven to 180 degree celsius
8. Bake the pudding pan in the oven for about 45-55 minutes
(Toothpick inserted shall come out clean)
Keep aside for sometime so that it cools down a bit. Serve hot.
Absolutely warm, delicious, homely and comforting pudding. You may reduce the amount of sugar if you take desserts a bit on the lower side of sugar.