I make this the night before and put it in the fridge, when I get up, into the oven she goes while I make some tea and grin about the day.
Bread pudding is a great way to use up old bread (regular, banana, corn, carrot cake, gingerbread). If you choose to use sweeter bread, adjust the honey accordingly.
Beat well together :
- 3 C milk
- 3 eggs
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp salt
- 3 TBS honey
- 2 TBS sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- juice from ½ lemon
Mix together in a 9x13 baking pan
- 4 C crumbled bread
- 1 ½ C grated apple or ½ C chopped dried fruit
- ½ C nuts (optional)
Pour first mixture into the pan over the bread and push everything around so it’s good and combined
Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes (but this will vary according to your oven – you want the bread to have absorbed the liquid, so it should be set like a custard, and Brown on top.
Serve hot, warm, or cold with heavy cream, ice cream, fruit, yogurt, applesauce etc
PS : this cuts in half beautifully. Or the way I did it was to make it in my cast iron skillet. I just cut it down by a third. You’ll have some left overs, but hell, it’s awesome