This English baked bread pudding is one of the easiest recipes you will ever try! It’s really delicious, and a great way to still enjoy bread past their prime!
I love baking fresh bread for toasts or to enjoy with homemade fruit compotes and butter. I sometimes make more than I have the time to use. When I have extra bread I sometimes let them go old so I can later make baked bread pudding. I am particularly fond of this English bread pudding recipe. It used to be my late grandpa’s favorite. He used to put so many raisins and butter, the recipes were ridiculously rich and oh so sinful!
Did you know bread pudding was a way to use up old, stale bread so it wouldn’t go to waste? It used to be considered as a lower class food in the 13th Century England. If you ask me, I am not sure why anyone would turn up their nose at some deliciously baked pudding as the poor people surely know how to be creative with the little they had.
This recipe practically cost nothing as you would normally throw away the bread. There is a good chance you already have some milk in the fridge ( Non-dairy, I hope!) and butter! Of course, you can always decide to make things fancy by adding dried and fresh fruits, make a nice warm sauce to serve it with but I love keeping it somewhere in between. I leave the sauce option up to you!
P.S. This pudding taste exquisite topped with fresh basil!
Why should you try this recipe?
This recipe is a practical way to use ingredients you have on hands. You can load it up with whatever fruits you have. It’s delicious, easy to make, and budget-friendly.
- 1 cup cashew milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 small apple, cored and cubed
- 8 slices of old bread
- 1 tbsp corn flour
- ½ tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 vegan butter or coconut butter
- Pre-heat over to 375 degrees.
- Chp the bread into uneven chunks. Add to a large mixing bowl.
- Pour the milk over the cornmeal in a different but small bowl along with melted butter. Mix well.
- Cover the bread with the milk and cornmeal mixture. Combine well.
- Add the vanilla, maple syrup, cinnamon powder, raisins, and apple. Make sure everything is well mixed.
- Pour into an 8 baking pan or use 4 ramekins.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed.
- Serve with some more fresh fruits.
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