Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mardi Gras Bread Pudding with Sweet Butter Topping

Bread Pudding.
Would you like an easy recipe for your Mardi Gras party or dinner menu? How about a simple bread pudding even the kids will enjoy? This one is an old favorite, and it's served with a sweet butter topping and cinnamon sugar. Good down home cooking.


Clean up is easy too. You'll need one large bowl, one small one, a baking pan, measuring cups (you can mix the cinnamon sugar topping in one), measuring spoons, and a whisk.


Bread Pudding with Sweet Butter Topping

Bread Pudding
1 loaf whole grain bread, broken into small pieces
2 12 oz. cans evaporated milk
1 cup water
6 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp. nutmeg
5 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup butter, softened

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place broken bread pieces in a large bowl.
Combine milk, water, eggs, sugar, nutmeg, and vanilla, and blend well.
Pour over the bread, add the softened butter, and toss to coat. If dry, add 2-3 teaspoonsful additional water, one at a time, until bread is well moistened. Mixture should be wet, but not soggy.
Spoon mixture into a greased 13x9 inch baking dish.
Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until set.

Serve with Sweet Butter Topping.

Sweet Butter Topping
6 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
½ cup sugar
1 cup whipping cream
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract

Melt butter in small saucepan. Whisk in flour and cook 3-4 minutes. Stir in sugar and whipping cream. Cook 2-3 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Serve warm over bread pudding. Add Cinnamon Sugar Sprinkle for garnish and taste.

Cinnamon Sugar Sprinkle
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar

Combine ingredients in a small measuring cup, and sprinkle atop warm bread pudding.

This makes an easy dessert that's filling and tastes wonderful. All the flavors of home, and very little work. I like the smell of bread pudding when it's baking. It reminds me of childhood and happy times. What recipes do you make that bring back fond memories?

5 comments:

  1. My mom used to make something like this with raisins. I would pick them out because I didn't like them. I think I'll try this!

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    1. Oh, cool. I'm not a big raisin fan either unless they're fresh. Don't like them baked into things, excerpt Raisin Bran. Thanks for stopping by, and hope you enjoy the recipe!

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    2. Er... that should be "except" Raisin Bran. I write the word excerpt a lot when I'm posting info about books. Can't tell, can you? o_O LOL

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  2. Yum!! I'm a big bread pudding fan from way back. (I do like raisins or dates in it.) I'll have to give this recipe a try. Might as well since I overdid the chocolate this past week, and the New Year's Resolution to lose weight has been totally blown! LOL!!! :)

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    1. Same here, Celine. I stepped on the scales on Saturday morning and went on an immediate diet. LOL ^_^ Have been a good girl all weekend!

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