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How to Make Divine Bread Pudding

Updated on January 1, 2011

Bread pudding is one of my son's favorite dishes. There is one caveat. His palate is most discriminating probably because until he was seven years old I never gave him salt or sugar except on very rare occasions. This is not easily done, as most of the processed foods already contains much sugar and salt so until he was seven years old, I guarded what he ate as much as I could. His taste buds are so fine tuned that he could tell what I missed in the ingredients when I served him anything. At seventeen he is a much better cook than I am and I so wanted him to say that the bread pudding I made is better than that served at a local restaurant. I had to re-make this recipe eight times before he finally said "Oh, it's good Mom."

8-10 slices of bread
3 cups of fresh milk
one half stick of butter
3 eggs
2 cups sugar (this is too much for me, but I am making this for my son)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Vanilla (optional)
raisins (optional)
Tear bread apart and put in greased baking dish (glass or pan)
warm mik on stove, add half stick of butter
add sugar, keep stirring until sugar is dissolved and butter is dissolved,
(do not heat this up too much, if you do the eggs wil not disperse properly in the mixture)
Add cinnamon, stir

Pour over the bread.

If you add vanilla, add it to the mixture of milk,sugar, cinnamon and butter after it has cooled to room temperature
If you add raisins, you have to keep adding the raisins as you tear the bread and arrange them in the baking dish, the pour the mixture of milk slowly on to the bread layered with some raisins.

Most critical: When baking, baking dish has to be on a pan containing 1 inch of water. You can raise the temperature to 450 F initially then turnl it to 350 F after 10 minutes, then bake for 30 minutes.

Rum sauce:
one cup milk
one half cup sugar
one half stick butter
one tablespoon corn starch
4 tablespoons of Rum

Add the cornstarch to cold milk then dissolve the sugar

and butter in the milk by heating slowly and stirring continuously
When all ingredients form a thickened syrupy sauce, cool.
Add the 4 tablespoons of rum
Pour over the bread pudding or serve with the bread pudding.


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      msorensson 5 years ago

      I took a leave of absence from takes me a long time to write..not the typing part but the thinking part. At the present time, I do not have the luxury to write..

      Thanks so much for your kindness.

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      vinner 5 years ago from India

      Wow excellent recipe. I tried. Waiting for more articles from you.

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      msorensson 6 years ago

      Thanks. I hope they like it.

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      JR Krishna 6 years ago from India

      I will try this out for my children. Thanks for the idea.

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      ChristineVianello 6 years ago from Philadelphia

      Never had bread pudding, I am definatly going to try this once, thanks

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      Thank you Caltex!!

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      caltex 7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your recipe! As per your suggestion, I did lessen the sugar. I used candied cantaloupe, which I happen to have, instead of raisins.

      I forgot to add the cinnamon to the milk mixture, so I just sprinkled the cinnamon on top just before baking. :D

      Divine, indeed! Voted up! Thanks again!

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      Oh, I hope you will like it. Please tell us if you enjoy it. I would suggest lessening the sugar to one half..

      Thank you, Alicia.

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      Linda Crampton 7 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Bread pudding was one of my favorite desserts as a child. My mother often made it. I’ve bought bread pudding in stores occasionally but the taste has always been disappointing. I’m going to have to try your recipe. A “divine’ bread pudding is just what I’m looking for!

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      Thank you, Ratna!!

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      ratna 7 years ago

      i cant wait to try it but i am going to try to put half of the sugar and with my french bread

      the rum sauce sound sweet already, thanks for the recipe and will let you know later.

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      I hope you will enjoy it, Nell. Thanks for dropping by.!!

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, I missed this one! I love bread pudding, we tend to buy it from the supermarket already made so this is a great excuse for me to try it myself! lol thanks nell

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      One of the few dishes that I can make for my son. I hope your son enjoys it. Thanks for stopping by, triosol

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      triosol 7 years ago

      My Mom used to make bread pudding for us. I am going to try this for my son. Great informative Hub. Thanks for sharing with us.

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      Thank you. I hope you will like it when you do, E.Welch.

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      E.Welch 7 years ago

      I can't wait to try both recipes- they sound great.

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      Please do give it a try and tell me all about it. Thank you for stopping by, habee.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Hubby loved bread pudding, so I'll have to give this a try! Thanks!

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      Oh please do share, katie!! I am always open to new ideas!!

      Thanks for dropping by :-)

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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      Opps sorry dear

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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      My grandmother used to make bread pudding, oh the memories. I'm glad to have your devine bread pudding recipe so now I can make it for my kids. Peace :)

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      ha ha ha..Billy, I did and my two other babies,one black lab and one Russell terrier mutt. Thank you, Billy.

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Melinda I do enjoy a good bread pudding - this sounds delicious. I have to ask who ate the 5 bread puddings your son wouldn't eat - hey I am just asking.... :)

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      Thanks, Peggy! Yes, try them both please and then let me know.!

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I have enjoyed bread pudding a couple of times in a restaurant but never made it. This sounds like an excellent recipe. My mother would have loved it! She was the sweet eater in this house.

      The chicken adobo recipe also sounds good! Nice surprise getting two recipes by clicking on this hub.

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      Chicken Adobo, Sky 321

      Most important ingredient is the garlic. It has to be a bulb and you use the whole bulb for one whole chicken or 4-5 pounds of chicken part.

      You have to pound the garlic with the skin and remove the skin only when you are ready to fry it.

      I use Olive oil.

      Peppercorn 1/4 teaspoon

      1 tablespoon brown sugar

      one half cup Kikkoman soy sauce

      1/4 teaspoon salt

      one half cup white vinegar

      Ginger..tiny bit..optional.

      Fry the garlic in the olive oil until almost brown.

      Add the chicken or pork, sautee for a couple of minutes.

      Add all other ingredients. Cover pot.

      Let cook for 30 minutes.

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      Sky321 7 years ago from Canada

      Hi msorensson, I wanted to ask you a question. Do you have a recipe for chicken adobo? I tried to make it before to impress some phillipino friends and It didn't turn out well. Lol, I can cook but that one didn't turn out. I had just followed a recipe on the interenet. If you have one maybe I will try it again. Thanks

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      Oh, great idea to put it the freezer, Sky321. I will keep that in mind!! Thanks!!

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      Sky321 7 years ago from Canada

      I love bread pudding and make it sometimes. I usually put stale bread in the freezer and use it for bread pudding or to make stuffing or croutons. Thanks

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      Hi Liz,

      Yes, I like to experiment.

      I did it six different ways until my son said it was "fine"

      I hope you will enjoy it.


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      Liz Kirsten 7 years ago

      I will certainly have to try this recipe. I love bread pudding and am always searching for new ways to make it. Thank you for the recipe; it sounds delicious.

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      msorensson 8 years ago

      I made it 6 times until my son finally said "It's good Mom"

      Thanks, Anamika.

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      Anamika S 8 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Divine Bread Pudding? You got my interest.

      I love bread puddings too! And this one is different from the one i make normally.