15 October 2009

A Pudding for Autumn

I hope you're all having a wonderful Thursday!

Today, we're still turning stale bread from blah to Tada!.

And we're doing that by making bread pudding!

Here's the recipe I used (adapted from the Little Bread & Butter Puddings recipe in the Marie Claire Cooking Book):

1 apple, peeled, cored and sliced (you can use pears)
6 small slices of bread, chopped (I used a Baguette)
1/4 cup raisins
2 eggs
1/2 cup cream
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon sugar
dash of cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease two 1 1/4 cup capacity ramekins with butter. Place apples, bread and raisins in the ramekins. Whisk together the eggs, cream, milk, vanilla, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Pour mixture over bread and let stand for 5 minutes. Place the ramekins in a baking dish and fill the dish half-way with warm water. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until puddings are firm. Serve as is or with a scoop of vanilla or caramel ice cream. Serves 2.

I like this because I get to use up my stale bread plus apples which are abundant this time of year. I can have this for breakfast or for a snack with a warm cup of tea. Hmmm-yum!

12 comments:

  1. Thank you for the recipe, I always wanted to try bread pudding. And I think Autumn is the perfect season for this!

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  2. I wrote earlier in the week that this is what I usually do to use up my stale bread. These are absolutely delicious on a chilly afternoon! I will have to tell you how to make Summer pudding! This is a very easy, no cooking, traditional dish!

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  3. Good Morning Cookie Queen! Thanks for your visit =)

    Hi Alice in Wonderland...please tell me about your summer pudding! Thanks for stopping by!

    Welcome to my blog Cabrizette!

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  4. That's a very good idea, thank you!

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  5. I stopped by your blog for the first time today and I'm completely fascinated. I love your blog.

    :)

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  6. That looks absolutely delicious! I love being resourceful in the kitchen :) It's so rewarding isn't it!

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  7. Mmm I love bread pudding! I just saw a recipe and it put me in the mood, theirs had carrot in it - but I'm liking the apple idea too!!

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  8. Welcome to my blog Maryellen...please stop by anytime!

    Hi Lost Earring & Christina! Thanks for your comments =)

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  9. I love bread pudding, unfortunately, I can no longer eat wheat or use milk....but I am going to try this recipe with millet bread and almond milk. Yours sounds so good, we will see how mine turns out.

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  10. Hi Desperate Cook! Can't wait to hear about the bread pudding you'll be making!

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