BM# 74: Week 1/ Day 3
Theme: Are you Pudding Me??
Dish: Bread Pudding using Challah Bread

This phrase ‘Are you pudding me??’ makes me smile every time I read it — great choice of theme name Valli. So for the final day of this week’s blogging marathon I made a simple bread pudding using challah bread.Simple Bread Pudding Bread Pudding is a classic bread-based dish that is popular in many cuisines. There are both sweet and savory versions of bread pudding. The method of preparation might vary from country to country, but in most cases bread in soaked in a liquid (either a egg based custard or milk or sugar syrup) and then baked until set. There’s even a Hyderabadi bread pudding called Double ka meetha.Simple Bread PuddingBread Pudding reminds me of the warm bread pudding that Cosi used to sell few years ago. We had a Cosi right below our office building and I used to buy it at least once a week. I would eat half of it at work and bring half back to share with my son. I tried looking for their recipe online but couldn’t find it 🙁
Simple Bread PuddingToday’s recipe is from NY Times and is a verysimple and basic version of bread pudding. I used store bought Challah bread to make the pudding, but you can use a brioche or any other sweet bread here. This Portuguese sweetbread or my vegan challah would work great in this recipe.
Simple Bread PuddingThe custard is made with milk, sugar and eggs. After making this silken tofu substitute for eggs in yesterday’s vegan Kugel recipe, I think I’m going to try and make this bread pudding vegan the next time I make it. Simple Bread PuddingI added some chocolate chips but it tastes great even without them. Raisins or other dried fruit can also be added. Add some cocoa powder to the custard and make a chocolate version. Bread pudding is best eaten warm. Refrigerate the leftovers, but warm them in the microwave before serving.Simple Bread Pudding

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Bread Pudding using Challah Bread Yum
This bread pudding using challah bread is easy to make. It makes for a great brunch item or as a delicious dessert.
Bread Pudding using Challah Bread
Course breakfast, brunch
Cuisine american
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 4~5 cups Challah or Brioche or Hearty White Bread, cubed
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 Large Eggs, whisked
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Course breakfast, brunch
Cuisine american
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 4~5 cups Challah or Brioche or Hearty White Bread, cubed
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 Large Eggs, whisked
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Bread Pudding using Challah Bread
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly brush a baking dish or mini baking dishes with melted butter.
  2. In a small saucepan, warm milk, butter, vanilla, sugar and salt. Continue cooking just until the butter melts. Cool slightly.
  3. Add the bread cubes to the baking pan/ pans.
  4. Add the eggs to the cooled milk mixture and whisk until well combined.
  5. Pour the custard over the bread.
  6. Bake for 30~45 minutes or until the custard is set and the edges of the bread have browned.
  7. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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9 thoughts on “Bread Pudding using Challah Bread”

  1. Wow the whole setup looks so classic pavani…I must make it soon myself, never tried this method of baking..and with those chocolate chips, it sounds yum!..glad you liked the theme..:)

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