Make old stale bread tasty with Bread Pudding

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Bread pudding

Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is an old, almost forgotten way to make stale bread tasty. I turned a three day old Baguette into a delicious dessert

Bread is one of the oldest foods in the world. Bread was originally a staple food, but today Germans tend to eat bread as complementary food or as a snack on the go.

Old stale bread is hard and no longer tastes as good. In our affluent society, baked goods are among the most frequently thrown away foods. According to my research, more than a third of the production ends up in the garbage. It makes ecological sense to use surplus bread for new dishes instead of throwing it away.

For this blog post I baked an old handed down recipe for bread pudding. I added some Walnuts, raisins or dried cranberries can be added also.
  • Bread pudding ingredients. Stale Baguette, milk butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, walnuts and cinnamon
  • Cut up Baguette in cubes
  • Mix eggs and sugar, vanilla in bowl
  • Add milk and vanilla extract to egg mixture. Stir
  • Optional: you can add some soft butter on the bread mixture
  • Pour milk egg mixture and vanilla extract into the bowl with the bread
  • bread mixture
  • Mix walnuts (roasted) or/and raisins in to the bread mixture
  • Cover casserole dish
  • Place covered casserole into the water bath roasting pan
  • Bread Pudding dessert
  • Remove bread casserole from oven and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon
  • Bread pudding in bowl

Recipe Tips

You can use Baguette, bread rolls, white bread, toast, raisin rolls or sweet yeast bread – anything goes. The bread may be stale, but you still should be able to cut it.

The bread pudding is cooked in a mold or casserole dish which is immersed in hot water. Check several times during the cooking process whether there is still enough water in the saucepan. Pour in some hot water if necessary. The casserole dish or mold should always be two-thirds immersed in hot water.

Sprinkle finished warm bread pudding with cinnamon and sugar.

Can be served with Applesauce

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