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?


  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!

    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!

    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

  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!!! :)

    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!