Have you ever had bread pudding?
I was going to make a sandwich with the bread that my dad picked up from the Farmer's Market a week (or so) ago. I pulled out the bread and it was pretty dry and hard... and on the verge of molding. Not sandwich material. I didn't want to waste it, though, and I remembered that bread pudding uses day (or so) old bread.
I never had bread pudding before. I'd seen a bunch of recipes for it before, but it never looked appealing, so I never wanted to try it. I found a pretty basic recipe and decided to try it.
Since I'd never made it before, I didn't even know what to expect. I wasn't sure what the texture or taste or anything was going to taste like. It has a kind of crunchy top and a custardy base. Although I have nothing to compare it to, I thought it turned out pretty yummy!
The recipe is easy! Give it a try! :)
Peach Bread Pudding
Adapted from: AllRecipes
- 10 slices day-old bread (Half a loaf)
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
- 2 peaches, diced and mixed w/ 1 tbsp sugar (optional)
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups milk
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Break bread into small pieces into an 8 inch square baking pan. Incorporate peaches. Drizzle melted butter or margarine over bread. If desired, sprinkle with raisins.
3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Pour over bread, and lightly push down with a fork until bread is covered and soaking up the egg mixture.
*Optional* Sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mixture.
4. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly tapped.