Bread pudding, I think, is about the only British pudding that has hung on throughout the centuries here in America. The first time I heard the words bread pudding, I was imagining our American pudding (Jell-O instant, ya know?) with chunks of white bread in it. I was horrified. Luckily, my mom explained to me that it’s not that, and it’s much better.
That being said, I didn’t have my first bread pudding until I was…. 17 or 18, I think? I fell in love. It was oh so tasty! My family isn’t big on really rich desserts, but if they keep assigning me dessert duty, we’re ending up with this amazing vanilla bread pudding!
Moist, flavorful, and delicious, this vanilla bread pudding is something you and your friends and family will love.
Thanks to the folks at All Recipes for this delicious recipes!
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 300 g white sugar
- 25 g light brown sugar
- 1 g ground cinnamon
- 55 g butter, melted
- 710 ml whole milk
- 10 slices hearty farmhouse-style bread, toasted and cut into cubes
- 145 g raisins
- 110 g light brown sugar
- 8 g all-purpose flour
- 1 pinch ground cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 30 g butter, melted
- 295 ml whole milk
- 1 pinch salt
- 15 ml vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 2-quart baking dish.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk 3 eggs, white sugar, 2 tablespoons of light brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 cup of butter, and 3 cups of whole milk together, and gently stir in the bread cubes and raisins. Lightly spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
- Bake in the preheated oven until browned and set in the middle, 50 to 55 minutes; cover the dish with foil after 30 minutes to prevent excessive browning. Let the pudding stand for 10 minutes before serving.
- For vanilla sauce, whisk 1/2 cup of light brown sugar, the flour, a pinch of cinnamon, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, 1 1/4 cups of whole milk,and salt together in a heavy saucepan until smooth. Heat over medium heat, whisking constantly, until thickened and the sauce coats the back of a spoon, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in the vanilla extract. Pour sauce over warm bread pudding, or serve on the side in a bowl.