As fall is closing in on us here in Belgium, I’m already looking forward to cooking up some dishes that are perfect for this season. As the rain pours down on us here and as I am a big fan of good desserts, I like to spend my Sunday afternoons baking. And I get these cravings sometimes … like this weekend. The craving for some home cooked bread pudding was so bad, I even thought I smelled it around the house. Yeah, I get it bad sometimes … Bread pudding is really easy to make, my version is quite sweet, but it does taste heavenly, even if I say so myself. Let me share my secrets with you on this dessert that’ll have you and your family wanting for more!
Shopping list for a nice full cake tin:
- half a litre of milk
- 200g white sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 dl of double cream
- 1 bag of vanilla sugar
- some old bread (not too stale), 1 croissant and 2 of those pastries with custard in them: in total you should have about 300g of it all
- max 4 tablespoons of raisins if you like them
As you can see, I do not only work with bread, but I add the creamy sweetness of a croissant and custard pastry. More crust also equals more flavour in this dessert. My secret ingrediënts are these two badasses:
How to make it?
- First up, preheat your oven to 180° and cover the inside of your cake tin with some butter
- Cut up the bread, croissant and the pastry into chunks
- Bring the milk to the boil with the white sugar and pour it over the bread mixture
- Put it all back on the stove
- Mix up the egg yolks with the double cream in a separate bowl. Pour it over the “bread-with-milk-and-sugar” mixture
- Add the raisins and the vanilla sugar and bring it all back to about the boiling point
- Pour it all into your buttered cake tin and place it in the oven
- Bake for about 45 minutes or until your needle comes back just a little bit moist
When you let it cool down, don’t be dissapointed when it caves in, it’s meant to do that. This was my end result from Saturday:
I pulled a Nigella last night and sneaked out of bed to have an extra slice 😉
Hope you’ll like yours!