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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sweet Treats Saturday: Bread Pudding

Carbs are one of the main food groups in our house, which leads to very few opportunities to use ‘day old bread’.  This past weekend, however, we had a bag of dinner rolls that was begging to be made into bread pudding.  I’ve always wanted to make it, so this presented the perfect opportunity.  I tweaked a few recipes to make this, but here’s the final, delicious recipe:

6 slices day old bread (I used six dinner rolls)
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
2 cups of milk
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
8x8 baking pan
350 for 45 minutes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Butter an 8x8 or equivalent baking pan.  Tear up pieces of day old bread into baking pan.  Melt the butter and drizzle over the bread pieces.  Sprinkle nutmeg and cinnamon over the bread and butter.

In a separate bowl, mix milk, eggs, vanilla, and sugars.  Pour mixture into baking pan and gently press down on the bread so that it absorbs the mixture.
Bake in preheated oven for approximately 45 minutes.  The middle of the bread pudding should bounce back when poked.
This came out great! Our friends were raving over it so now I need to find an excuse to keep day old bread around the house.

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