Wanted: Bread Pudding for Recipe Friday

Last night we went out to dinner at a local Irish Pub. I had Plum Duff Bread Pudding for dessert, but was a bit disappointed. It tasted okay, but wasn’t what I was expecting. It was extremely dry and the outside crust was overdone. It was piled high with whipped cream, which was its only saving grace.

I love good bread pudding, but I can seldom find it in a restaurant. The last time I tried it was at a buffet in Houston, Texas. Those of you who read my Foods of Texas post will note that I did not include this in my good things to eat in Texas, because it wasn’t very good.

I also don’t have a good, tried and true recipe for bread pudding. So for my post today I decided to make a call for good bread pudding recipes. If you have a bread pudding recipe — one that is sweet and gooey with raisins or other yummy fruits — please post a link to it or the recipe itself in a comment. I really have a hankering for bread pudding, but I don’t want to try a bunch of recipes to find a good one.

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8 Responses

  1. Linda, I enjoy the type of bread pudding you describe, but I am chasing another type of bread pudding recipe – the Hampshire (England) bread pudding. This is made with suet and lots of spice. It is a slice and is the tastiest (and probably most fattening) pudding I’ve ever tasted. I ate loads of it when holidaying in Hampshire but it was different and not as good in other English counties.

    • Angela, Hmmm, I don’t know about bread pudding with suet, but I suppose I’d try it given the chance. I discovered I didn’t much care for Irish Plum Duff, though. 😉 Peace, Linda

  2. Hi Linda

    Sorry I couldn’t share one of my own. Here’s one I found online at http://www.squidoo.com/bread-pudding-recipe. Looks like this satisfies the gooey and sweet factors 😉

    [i]” This Bread Pudding Recipe is very easy to make and will have you looking like a professional cook in no time! Make this bread pudding recipe tonight for dessert and your family will love you! Follow along with my simple recipe below for Bread Pudding! It’s great for breakfast or dessert and is delicious with milk poured on top! Whatever the reason this bread pudding becomes your number one comfort food; savor every bite. It is truly the soul satisfying treat that most people crave.

    Ingredients for Bread Pudding Recipe:
    2 cups whole milk (or 2 cups half & half)
    1/4 cup butter
    2/3 cup sugar (white or brown, depending on taste preference)
    3 eggs
    2 teaspoons cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    3 cups bread, torn into small pieces (french bread works best)
    1/2 cup raisins (optional)

    Follow the directions below for Bread Pudding Recipe
    1. In medium saucepan, over medium heat, heat milk (or half & half) just
    until film forms over top. Combine butter and milk, stirring until
    butter is melted. Cool to lukewarm.
    2. Combine sugar, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Beat with an
    electric mixer at medium speed for 1 minute. Slowly add milk mixture.
    3. Place bread in a lightly greased 1 1/2 quart casserole.
    4. Sprinkle with raisins if desired. Pour batter on top of bread.
    5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 to 50 minutes or until set. Serve warm.

    If you make the sauce to put on top of your bread pudding, adjust the
    sugar in the bread pudding recipe, change it to 1/3 cups sugar (the
    sauce has the other 1/3 cup in it).

    Now make the Bread Pudding Sauce:
    1 cup whole milk
    2 Tbsp. butter
    1/3 cup granulated white sugar
    1 tsp. vanilla
    1 Tbsp. flour
    dash of salt

    Mix everything together
    Bring to a boil for 3 – 4 minutes, stirring constantly.
    Set aside for 5 minutes, then pour on warm bread pudding.” [i/]

    • Ann, This recipe does sound very good! Thanks. As soon as our current heat wave (by which I mean a few days of 90 degree weather) I am going to try this. 🙂 Peace, Linda

  3. God bless you Linda in your search! I hope a good recipe turns up here. I have never had bread pudding. ! So, I’m of no help in the recipe department. And i know what you mean about just trying recipes blindly. Sometimes when I google a recipe there is a ratings and comments from other people who have tried it. I read those and try to go with the one with the best ratings. Just in case someone doesn’t send you one! 🙂

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