Sunday, March 3, 2013

Bread and Custard Pudding

Bread pudding is a dessert popular in British,Argentina, Mexican cuisines and that of the southern United States as well as French and Belgian cuisine.This is a very simple pudding and very easy to cook.It is a very healthy pudding for kids.I am sure that the ingredients are readily available at most of the houses too.

This pudding tastes better when served it cold,but you can also serve with warm.It may be served with a sweet sauce such as whisky sauce,rum sauce,caramel sauce,but is typically sprinkled with sugar and eaten cold in squares or slices.In Malasia bread pudding is consumed with custard sauce. in Hong Kong,bread pudding is usually served with Vanilla Cream Dessert.Nowadays this dessert has made its  way onto the dessert menus of many fine Restaurants.
  • Bread-5 slices,white or brown bread
  • Custard-3 tbsp
  • Butter- 2tbsp
  • Milk-1.5 cup
  • Eggs-2
  • Sugar-1/4 cup
  • Vanilla essence-1/2tsp
  • Cinnamon powder-1/4tsp
  • Raisins- a handful
  • Remove the crust from bread pieces and cut into small pieces.
  • Grease a baking dish with butter.Now beat the eggs well.Add sugar and whisk it well.
  • Add the beaten eggs  and sugar to the warm milk.Add vanilla essence and cinnamon powder and whisk it well.
  • Add 2-4tsp of warm milk to the custard and make a paste.Mix this mixture to milk mixture and keep aside. 
  • Preheat the oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Now take the baking dish and spread the bread pieces.Sprinkle raisins over the bread pieces. 
  • Pour the milk-egg mixture to the bread slices.Make sure that all the bread pieces are soaked well in the milk-egg mixture.Cover the dish with aluminium foil.
  • Bake for around 15-20 mins or you can steam this pudding in a steamer for around 15-25mins on high flame till it changes its colour to light golden brown.
  • Take out the dish.Allow it to cool.
  • The custard powder mix would give a nice consistency and texture to the pudding.
  • You can also prepare the pudding without custard powder.  
Serve it Hot or Cold.Enjoy the Dish.....
Happy Cooking!!!


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