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BREAD AND BUTTER PUDDING(old fashionsed)

Bread and butter pudding is a traditional pudding made with bread, butter, milk, eggs and a few other staple pantry ingredients.

This easy dessert-breakfast dish will have your whole house smelling like a bakery of delicious baked goods.

Cinnamon spiced then baked in an egg and milk custard with a golden-brown crust on top sprinkled with a dash of brown sugar and cinnamon.

It’s a weekend breakfast for the family you can be done in under an hour.

baked bread and butter pudding with a crispy browned top.

Go ahead and serve the bread pudding for breakfast.

I add some chopped chocolate or chocolate chip to the bread pudding, it’s one of our favourite family weekend breakfast dishes.

I make it into a large dish so the kids can have it whenever they feel like they want a snack.

While studying or watching a late-night movie, this traditional bread pudding never disappoints to satisfy our cravings.

It’s better than any store-bought biscuits or snacks since the bread pudding is homemade.

bread and butter pudding scooped with a silver spoon

This old-fashioned bread and butter-pudding casserole makes the perfect dessert.

The bread pudding is filling enough that you can serve the dessert for breakfast instead of pancakes for the holiday season as well.

It’s not too soggy or dry but has a consistency that lets you cut into the bread pudding easily.

Especially in Ramadan, Sinhalese-Tamil New Year or Christmas, when you want the house to smell of Cinnamon.

baked bread and butter pudding with a golden baked top.
  • Can I make the bread and butter pudding the day before?
    • Yes, combine all the ingredients and refrigerate to bake in the morning. the more the bread soaks in the egg custard the better it will taste.
  • What type of bread can I use to make the bread pudding?
    • You can use any type of leftover bread which is a day old.
  • Want to give the bread and breakfast pudding a Sri Lankan twist?
    • If you want to use pieces of bread and buns to turn it into a Sri Lankan bread pudding version then use a few coco buns(kibula banis).
  • Do I serve the pudding hot or cold?
    • You can enjoy the bread pudding warm but we love to have ours when it is chilled and cold.
    • They turn out perfectly crunchy on the top with the sugar already on top caramelizing to give it a darker crust. 
    • Drizzle a bit of melted chocolate or treacle and you’ve got a bread and butter casserole the kids would love.
baked and butter pudding with chocolatr and sugar sprinkled on top

Bowl to make the egg-milk custard.

8 x 8 Pyrex or baking dish.

  • Break or cut the white bread into smaller pieces
  • Make the egg-milk mixture.
  • Combine all ingredients and bake.

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The ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

9-10 slices of bread white bread(you can use any type of bread)

1/2 cup butter at room temperature(includes butter for brushing and a few extra on the Pyrex dish).

1/2- 1 cup chocolate chip(optional)
3 eggs whisked lightly

1 and 1/2 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon powder

1 teaspoon of vanilla

1/2 cup Sugar

For the topping
1/2  teaspoon of cinnamon
2 tablespoons of brown sugar

lightly brush butter on the Pyrex dish.

Break the bread(9-10 slices)into 3-inch square pieces.

Place the pieces of bread in the Pyrex dish, and make sure that the crust and sides of the bread slices are placed on top.

cut bread for the bread pudding.

Placing the crust on top gives an extra layer of crunch once the bread pudding is baked.

Take three tablespoons of the butter, microwave it for 20 seconds and drizzle over the bread.

shredded bread for the bread pudding with chocolate and butter added

I like to add a few extra teaspoons of butter and chocolate chips(1/2 cup to 1 cup optional)as well.

In a medium-sized bowl, break the eggs(3), whisk well with milk(1 and 1/2 cup), sugar(1/2 cup), cinnamon(1/2 tsp), and vanilla(1 tsp).

egg custard for the bread pudding.

Combine well till the sugar is dissolved.

Pour the egg-milk mixture over the bread, press down, soak the pieces with the wet mixture, and ensure all the bread gets a good soaking. 

Brush the remaining butter over the top layer, brush the butter liberally to give the crust a golden colour.

Leave the bread pudding to rest for 10-15 minutes.

adding butter to the bread pudding.

Preheat oven to 170C.

cinnamon sugar for bread pudding.

Before you place the bread pudding in the oven, combine a tablespoon of sugar with a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.

bread and butter pudding soaked in egg custard.

Sprinkle over the bread pudding.

Bake for 45 minutes at 170C or until the top layer turns dark golden.

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scooped bread and butter pudding in a spoon.

Classic baked bread and butter pudding.

Yield: 5
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Bread and butter pudding is a traditional pudding made with bread, butter, milk, eggs and a few other staple pantry ingredients.

This easy dessert-breakfast dish will have your whole house smelling like a bakery of delicious baked goods.

Cinnamon spiced then baked in an egg and milk custard with a golden-brown crust on top sprinkled with a dash of brown sugar and cinnamon

Ingredients

  • Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.
  • 9-10 slices of bread white bread(you can use any type of bread)
  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature(includes butter for brushing and a few extra on the pyrex dish).
  • 1/2- 1 cup chocolate chip(optional)
  • 3 eggs whisked lightly
  • 1 and 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • For the topping
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar

Instructions

  1. lightly brush butter on the pyrex dish.
  2. Break the bread(9-10 slices)into 3-inch square pieces.
  3. Place the pieces of bread in the pyrex dish, and make sure that the crust and sides of the bread slices are placed on top.
  4. Placing the crust on top gives an extra layer of crunch once bread pudding is baked.
  5. Take three tablespoons of the butter, microwave it for 20 seconds and drizzle over the bread.
  6. I like to add a few extra teaspoons of butter and chocolate chips(1/2 cup to 1 cup-optional)as well.
  7. In a medium-sized bowl, break the eggs(3), whisk well with milk(1 and 1/2 cup), sugar(1/2 cup), cinnamon(1/2 tsp), and vanilla(1 tsp).
  8. Combine well till the sugar is dissolved.
  9. Pour the egg-milk mixture over the bread, press down, soak the pieces with the wet mixture, and ensure all the bread gets a good soaking. 
  10. Brush the remaining butter over the top layer, brush the butter liberally to give the crust a golden colour.
  11. Leave the bread pudding to rest for 10-15 minutes.
  12. Preheat oven to 170C.
  13. Before you place the bread pudding in the oven, combine a tablespoon of sugar with a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.
  14. Sprinkle over the bread pudding.
  15. Bake for 45 minutes at 170C or until the top layer turns dark golden.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 580Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 162mgSodium: 536mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 3gSugar: 39gProtein: 12g

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