Bread pudding FTW

United States
February 9, 2007 8:05pm CST
So I have some old, stale bread that I don't want to throw out, and we live on a shoestring budget. 1) Get a baking dish. 2) Tear up the bread and toss it in. 3) Add in milk and eggs until it's all soggy. 4) Add sugar -- white or brown or both. 5) Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, whatever spices you've got, toss them in. 6) Got chocolates? Especially leftover halloween or easter chocolates that've been lurking in the fridge for months? Toss those in. 7) Don't be shy with fruits either. I had a can of whole plums I'd bought a good while ago for something that I never made and heck if I recall what I needed it for anyway, and tossed those in. Pats of butter are also good to add to this. Bake until somewhat set at 325 - could be 40 minutes, could be over an hour. Depends on how much pudding you're making and the dish you're baking it in. Just bake until it's not all runny. Maybe it's because I'm so used to baking and I know this dish very well that I can do it without measuring anything, since I know about how it should look and what the consistency should be. But it's a great way to make a delicious dessert that uses up stuff that's no longer good to eat on its own, like the chocolates and of course the bread. Anyone else do things like this to stretch their own food bill and not waste anything?
2 responses
@cutepenguin (6447)
• Canada
10 Feb 07
Hey, this sounds like a great idea. We often have random half loaves of bread go stale, as we forget to eat anything bread related for a couple of days. We're trying to plan our meals better so that no food will go wasted, but this sounds like a good back up.
@Eisenherz (2909)
• Portugal
10 Feb 07
Hey, thanks for the wonderful recipe. It looks really tempting and makes me want to cook it one of these days...as a matter of fact, I'll go and add it to my "to cook" list, cheers for sharing!