Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Baked bread pudding with Caramel

Bread pudding is one of the simplest recipes that can be prepared using leftover in the kitchen. I love baking this on a lazy sunday morning and enjoy it hot or cold.

My MIL loves this pudding and the best part is it does not take a long time to make. This time around I gave it a little twist with some carmelized sauce and it turned out pretty neat.

Here goes the list of ingredients:
  • 2 cups of shredded stale bread
  • 2 cups of hot milk
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Ghee or clarified butter
  • 1/4 tsp of Salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tsp of Cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp of Nutmeg powder
  • 1/4 tsp of Clove powder
  • 4 tbsp of sugar (for the carmel sauce)
  • A few drops of water (for the caramel sauce)
  • 2 drops of lemon juice (for caramel sauce)


  1. Preheat the oven to a 175 deg c. Lightly grease a cake tin with butter or oil.
  2. Ensure that you stuff 2 cups with shredded bread pieces. Now empty this into the container that has the hot milk. combine gently.
  3. Add the sugar, Ghee, salt, eggs, vanilla and the three different powders. Mix gently.
  4. Set this mixture aside.
  5. Now take a wok and put it on simmer.
  6. Add the Sugar and keep stirring till the sugar starts melting and them add a few drops of water.
  7. Continue to stir till the mixture turns light brown. Add the lemon juice. This is done primarly to avoid the sugar from crystallization.
  8. As you continue to stir you see the mixture turn golden brown. Switch off the gas and immediately pour this mixture into the cake tin.
  9. Now pour the bread mixture on top of this and pop it into the oven.
  10. You will need to keep the cake tin in a water bath to avoid the pudding from getting burnt.
  11. You can do this by filling a tray with water and keeping the cake tin in the tray.
  12. Bake this mixture for about an hour. Allow it to rest in the oven after baking it and then let it cool completely before serving.
  13. You may keep it in the fridge and serve it the next day instead. Enjoy!!

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