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!


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

  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!

  3. MMmm j'ai faim ; )

  4. 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!

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

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


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

  8. 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!!

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

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

  10. 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.

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


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