Monday, July 11, 2011

bread or pudding?

BOTH! but not like you would think.When one is left with 2 loaves of bread in the house, lots of milk, a craving to bake, and a need to clear food out of the house before leaving on a trip-- it means making bread puddin' :)

I have tried countless times before to make moist, flavorful bread pudding but i had failed until i found this recipe a few days ago! Since this discovery i have already made it twice and both times it was a hit with everyone who ate it!

So let's begin on this magical journey of bready pudding magic..
step1: Find your bread! Left over bread is better than fresh because it's slightly harder, so it will soak up the milk/egg but still leave a slight crunch on top.
 step2: Pour your melted butter over. *note- butter does not need to cover every/all pieces of bread*
 step3 (*optional*): If your heart desires this is when you add your add-ons. i.e. chocolate chips, raisins, nuts, etc.

Step4 [not pictured]: Mix your wet ingredients together in no particular order with your sugar&any other spices you so desire

 step 5: Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until the top is slightly golden. It will look something like this...
don't fear the flecks aren't pepper! I added ground cinnamon in this one
 step 6: DEVOUR! hot, warm, lukewarm, cold-whatever your heart desires! enjoy :)

  •  bread - enough that when broken into pieces covers the bottom of your pan adequately
  • 2-3 tbsp butter (*depends on amt of bread used; i also used salted butter and the taste was still good)
  • 2 c. milk (*I used 2% for a lighter taste)
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 3 eggs - beaten before adding to milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • *1 tbsp pumpkin spice* optional [i enjoy the flavor, but not necessary]
  • 1 c. chocolate chips/your choice of add ins
This recipe is so easy to change up with whatever flavors you prefer, and the best part is the simple ingredients that pretty much everyone has in their houses! I'm not one for having heavy cream sitting around the house or french bread, so if you're like me then this recipe is for you!
Try it and let me know how it goes! Questions about the recipe? Comment below :)
 If Hello Kitty likes it then so will you! happy baking!

 lots of lovee


  1. Hi Kara! I'll stop being an invisible reader- It's Andrea :D and I think that this bread pudding needs a side of cantaloupe and strawberries, haha

  2. Hiya! I wholeheartedly agree with your statement!


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