The best Old Fashioned Bread Pudding

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This easy bread recipe for old-fashioned bread pudding is a dessert recipe that is popular in many countries around the world. You will find this easy bread recipe made in countries to include Europe, North and south America to Asia. Bread pudding is a great way to use up left-over bread. For this easy bread recipe, the bread is soaked in the milk and the eggs mixture. Then other ingredients such as raisins and other dried fruit are added, along with spices such as vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon and liqueur to include rum, whiskey or bourbon. The bread pudding is then baked in the oven for about an hour. Usually, bread pudding is served with some brandy butter sauce, custard sauce or rum sauce. Sometimes bread pudding can be served with whipped cream, maple syrup or vanilla ice cream. For this easy bread recipe, you will need about six cups of cubed stale French bread or other bread varieties. For the full step by step easy bread recipe, you'll want to take a look at the Kitchen Nostalgia site.

Sweet bread pudding recipes are where leftover stale bread gets a second life. Bread pudding is an easy bread recipe that is great for using up any leftover bread. Bread pudding is basically an upgraded French toast recipe, with all the soft middles and all the crunchy edges of the food idea in one, crowd-pleasing recipe. Bread pudding recipes are a form of baked custard. They typically include a sweetened mixture of milk and eggs that is poured over stale bread in a baking dish, and the two are then baked together until the bread is pudding-like, creamy and lush and the top is golden and tender crisp. The best bread pudding recipes are simple as making a very good custard and then pouring it over the right bread. You can use regular white bread, artisan country bread or French bread all make a very good bread pudding recipe. Brioche bread also makes a lovely bread pudding. You do, however, want to avoid using sourdough loaves of bread or hearty whole-wheat loaves, the savory flavors in those bread loaves don't make them suited to a sweet bread pudding recipe.

There are several tips for making a good bread pudding recipe. To start you want to toast the bread cubes first. Even if your bread is only a few days old, it is still a good idea to toast the bread cubes for a few minutes in the oven to help make sure that they are completely dry. It might seem counter-intuitive to dry out the bread cubes when the next step in the recipe is mixing them with the milk and eggs, but drying the bread cubes makes them better able to absorb the custard recipe and gives the pudding a better texture. Let the bread cubes soak up the custard. It's also important to let the food idea sit for a while before baking it to help give the bread cubes some time to fully absorb the custard. Give the easy bread recipe at least an hour for this, but even better is to make the pudding the night before, letting the mixture chill overnight, and then baking the bread pudding the next day. Bake until the bread pudding is creamy but set. Bread pudding makes the perfect addition to breakfast and brunch food ideas.

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