Sunday, November 18, 2012

Holiday Bread Pudding #Recipe

If your house is like mine, the last bit of bread in a bag (what we call the bread butt) gets cast aside when a fresh loaf is purchased. My motto being waste not want not, I toss the butts in the freezer until I get approximately a pound. Then it's time to make bread pudding--a dessert with a very short life expectancy around the fam.

Usually I make the dish the traditional way--with condensed milk, cinnamon and raisins, but last year I had some leftover egg nog and decided to try an experiment. Turned out to be the best batch of bread pudding ever. So much so that my guys have requested I make it again.

Here's the super-easy recipe, hope you enjoy!

1 pound of stale bread, ground into fine crumbs
1 quart egg nog
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
3 eggs
1 cup of craisins (dried cranberries)

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients together, let sit for 10 minutes. Pour into greased 9 x 13 glass dish. Bake 30-40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool and serve dusted with powdered sugar.


fiona maclean said...

my kind of cooking! It looks very lush and entirely what I shouldn't make while I'm trying to lose weight

Cindy Jacks said...

LOL, I know, right? Luckily with my eating machines (aka DS and DH) desserts don't last to tempt me for very long.

Jess @UsedYorkCity said...

Omg, I LOVE bread pudding AND Egg Nog...I'm so gonna be trying this during the holiday season! Thanks for the fantastic tip!:-)

Cari Lorine said...

This recipe sounds delicious! Bread pudding isn't one of those traditional dishes in my family, but I'm going to try this. Thanks for passing along, Cindy!