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Bread Pudding


Ruthanne and Evan spent yesterday flying around Mt. Everest. (Pictures coming soon!) And I spend the evening making bread pudding. So, new experiences all around. Although I admit, Everest is more exciting and noteworthy!

Andrew apparently really loves bread pudding, so I said I would consult William (aka Williams-Sonoma) and make some for Easter. I was a day late, but thankfully my Williams-Sonoma baking book had an easy to follow recipe I was able to slightly adapt to what I had on hand at 6:30 pm.


Bread Pudding


french bread cut into 3/4 inch cubes (about 6 cups total)

4 room temp. eggs

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1 Tablespoon Vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Pinch nutmeg & salt

4 cups milk (I used a mix of skim milk and whole milk)

1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Powdered sugar for serving


Lightly grease a 8 X 8 inch glass baking dish, and fill with bread cubes. In a medium mixing bowl combine eggs, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, and whisk together for about 2 minutes. Add in milk and whisk to combine.

Pour milk mixture over bread and let soak for 20 minutes.

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top of the bread and bake in a water bath for 50-55 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Let cool for 20 minutes and serve sprinkled with the powdered sugar.


(I’m not sure what bread pudding is supposed to taste like, but I was told this was really good. So, if you try it and like it let me know!)


2 thoughts on “Bread Pudding

  1. Wow, this sounds delicious. Just curious about the water bath part…I’m not sure what that is.

    Do you bake it inside of another baking pan that is filled with water? Similar to a double boiler…but inside the oven instead?

    • Oh sorry for not explaining! Basically you just put the pan with the bread pudding into a larger pan, and then pour hot water into the larger pan until it comes about half the way up the sides of the bread pudding pan. Then simply put the whole thing in the oven.

      Hope that explains it!

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