Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bread Pudding - A Midnight's Dream

It was nearing 11pm last night and I was finishing up some official work. Kids were already fast asleep and there was a silence that engulfed our home. Satish was yet to come. I was glancing through a Nestle page on Facebook and came across a picture of Milk Maid (the lipsmacking condensed milk by Nestle). OMG I wanted to immediately make myself a Dessert using condensed milk that I had at home. I was trying to think what I could make quickly and thought of Bread Pudding that I had always wanted to bake. I had tasted this at a few restaurants and at my neighbour Sangeetha's place. I wanted to bake my Bread Pudding with condensed milk but ended up using evaporated milk that I had from the evening.

I quickly put together all the ingredients and whipped it up and put it in the oven. I was super excited while it was getting baked and by which time Satish got back and I couldn't wait for it to get baked. Almost after 55 minutes, my Bread pudding was ready and I quickly let it cool and finished one entire slice exactly at midnight. WOW.....Total MIDNIGHT DREAM COME TRUE!

I am going to try out the same using a bit of liquer just meant for adults. Keep watching out for this page for more.



Ingredients:

6 Bread slices

1 tbsp Butter

11/2 cups Evaporated milk

2 Eggs

1/2 cup Sugar

1 tsp Vanilla Essence

1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder

Few gratings of Nutmeg

Raisins & Sugar to sprinkle

Method:

1. Cut 4 Butter Bread slices into two pieces each and place on the baking dish/tray. Ensure not to leave any gap inbetween

2. Mix the evaportaed milk, eggs, sugar, essence, nutmeg gratings & cinnamon powder in a separate bowl and beat well. I also melted a bit of butter and added to this mixture. Don't beat it too much

3. Pour the mixture on top of the Bread slices till the bread soaks

4. Crumble 2 more slices of bread and sprinkly them on the first layer

5. Pour the balance mixture and sprinkle some sugar and top it with raisins

6. Place the baking dish/tray in a pre-heated oven at 175 Degrees Celcius and bake for 30 mins

7. Check after 30mins and continue to bake for another 15mins

8. Prick the pudding with a knife and if it comes out clean, then it is done. Else you may leave it to bake for another 10mins until the top turns golden brown and crisp

9. Let it cool a bit and serve it warm

Tips:

1. For those of you who do not like cinnamon in their pudding, may choose to avoid it or add less

2. For an adult party, you may want to sprinkle some Rum or Irish cream on the bread. I am going to try and post the recipe soon as well

3. My friend Uthara said that she adds cardomom powder which you may want to add as an alternative to Cinnamon powder

4. I have heard people say that we need to add 3 - 4 eggs but I wanted mine without the smell of egg and hence added only 2 eggs. You may choose to add more as per your taste





19 comments:

  1. Good Vaidehi. You have tried out the recipe very successfully. I am proud of you.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Vai evaporated milk is the normal milk? then tell me if i can cut down the eggs or not...pls

    nithya(aakash mom)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I too love bread pudding an made something similar... yours looks like a super indulgent one...
    Krithi's Kitchen
    Event: Serve It - Steamed

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks Gayathri & Amma
    @Nithya ---- Evaporated milk is the sunda kaachina milk. Are you asking me if you can reduce the eggs or you want to make it eggless?
    @Krithi's Kitchen....Thanks a ton. I love ur current event. Will try and participate.

    ReplyDelete
  5. First time on your blog ! this looks very yummy :) congrats to the 3 of you for starting this blog :) Look forward to seeing you on my blog dears :) cheers, priya

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thanks Priya :-) Ur blog is lovely and am following it too.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Soft & yummy bread pudding...And yes....a dream come true no doubt..It looks so divine!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

    ReplyDelete
  8. Do try and post ur feedback Neela...Did u try the fish fry?

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow, this looks great. Truly a mid night's dream.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hy Vaidehi,
    first time here..love your space..
    nice presentation..
    Am your happy follower now..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks Jay. I will certainly drop by...:-)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi vaidehi,
    Yummy yum pudding!!
    First time here, you have a mom supporting blog; very sweet of her too..
    Do visit my space when time permits
    Tasty Treat

    ReplyDelete