Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting a different bread pudding variation recipe. These were all done last year, as a project for an Advanced Baking Skills class. I’ve started off with the Control recipe, but you’ll be able to see this same recipe adapted and become: Vegan Bread Pudding, Dairy-Free Bread Pudding, No Sugar Added Bread Pudding and Reduced Calories Bread Pudding!
Bread Pudding has been one of my favorite desserts for as long as I can remember. This is by no means a classic or traditional bread pudding, but my Mother’s recipe. Yes, there are prunes in the syrup and I promise you’ll love them.
Dominican Bread Pudding
- Pre-heat oven to 350F.
- Tear the bread into small chunks in a large bowl.
- Whisk eggs with baking powder in a separate bowl.
- In a sauce pan, combine milk, sugar, vanilla and butter and bring to a simmer.
- Temper into the eggs and then pour over bread chunks, allowing them to soak up as much liquid as possible.
- Butter and dust with brown sugar the pan and pour bread mixture into pan. Bake for an hour or until golden brown and cooked but still moist.
- Syrup: place prunes, water and sugar in small pot until it reduces to a syrup consistency. Flavored as desired with rum and vanilla.
- Pour hot syrup over hot bread pudding and let sit.
Step into Bread Pudding History obtained from The Food Timeline, a great site to learn about the history of food:
Grate the crumb of a stale loaf, and pour it in a pint of boiling milk, let it stand an hour, then beat it to a pulp; add six eggs, well beaten, half a pound of butter, the same of powdered sugar, half a nutmeg, a glass of brandy, and some grated lemon-peel; put a paste in the dish and bake it.”
—The Virginia Houswife, Mary Randolph, facsimile 1824 edition with historical notes and commentaries by Karen Hess [University of South Carolina Press:Columbia] 1984 (p. 150)
I like my bread pudding served COLD. I know traditionally Americans eat bread pudding warm, with an accompanying sauce and ice cream. Try this and you’ll love the simplicity of it, making you a bread pudding lover for life! What’s your favorite bread pudding recipe? Share a link!