Bread pudding recipe needed

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Bread pudding recipe needed#1
Posted: 11/25/07 at 7:13pm
I don't have the patience to go on every food website and check the hundreds of bread pudding recipes looking for the one I want. I'm talking about the kind of bread pudding which is 1. very heavy
2. very moist
3. more like pudding than bread

you see, I'm eating light these days! No, seriously, I need such a recipe. Does anyone here have it?
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re: Bread pudding recipe needed#2
Posted: 11/25/07 at 7:31pm
No, but if you ever come to Dallas I can tell you where to find the best bread pudding in town. It is as good as you will find anywhere.

(I know that is not helpful at all.)
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re: Bread pudding recipe needed#2
Posted: 11/25/07 at 7:35pm
I can't for the life of me remember what it was called specifically but I remember watching Everday Italian on the Food Network a while back and seeing Giada make bread pudding that looked delicious. Try their Web site.
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re: Bread pudding recipe needed#3
Posted: 11/25/07 at 8:05pm
thanks Geek, I'll do that.
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re: Bread pudding recipe needed#4
Posted: 11/25/07 at 9:48pm
I'm a chocolate bread pudding fan myself, it's one of my FAVORITE desserts. As an aside, Oscar's on the backside of the Waldorf Astoria often has one of the best chocolate bread puddings in town with their wonderful luncheon buffet. A nice white hard sauce with it, too.

I do not like egg in bread pudding (ugh!) and I don't like it mushy. Here's a recipe with no eggs. I'd go for a white hard sauce or Irish creme sauce to serve with it. A good vanilla ice cream is also good with hot bread pudding if you like. And this is from the food network. Note the other bread pudding recipes which follow it.
Chocolate Bread Pudding
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re: Bread pudding recipe needed#5
Posted: 11/25/07 at 9:54pm
Hey nom! Long time no see. I didn't know that the choc. bread pudding was the heavy one. Let me check it out!
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re: Bread pudding recipe needed#6
Posted: 11/25/07 at 10:02pm
"No, but if you ever come to Dallas I can tell you where to find the best bread pudding in town. It is as good as you will find anywhere."

I'm thinking... Bread Winners?
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re: Bread pudding recipe needed#7
Posted: 11/25/07 at 10:02pm
This is my favorite bread pudding recipe, but frankly "bread pudding" and "light" don't usually appear in the same sentence. Make sure you give the bread a chance to absorb the liquid before baking as that is the best way to get more of a pudding consistency.

Bread Pudding (the easy way)

6 slices lightly toasted bread, buttered and quartered
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup boiling water
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/3 cup seedless raisins
cinnamon-sugar mixture (ratio of tsp sugar to 1/4 tsp cinnamon)

Arrange the buttered toast quarters in a casserole in two or three layers, depending on the shape of the casserole. Between each layer, sprinkle some raisins and cinnamon-sugar to taste. Combine the boiling water, milk, eggs, vanilla, and salt. Pour over the toast layers. Allow to stand until well absorbed - at least 15 to 20 minutes (encourage this by pressing down on the floating toast to sink it). Sprinkle the top with cinnamon-sugar. Bake at 350 F. degrees for 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean (baking time depends on the depth of the layers).

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re: Bread pudding recipe needed#8
Posted: 11/25/07 at 10:11pm
keen-that looks like the closest to what I'm thinking of-thanks!
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re: Bread pudding recipe needed#9
Posted: 11/25/07 at 10:50pm
Just leave out the eggs, they ruin the taste and consistency. i don't like it too wet or too eggy.

Love the av, per usual, Jane2.
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re: Bread pudding recipe needed#10
Posted: 11/25/07 at 10:57pm
If you leave out the eggs, you will lose the pudding consistency. But it makes a great doorstop.
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re: Bread pudding recipe needed#11
Posted: 11/25/07 at 11:18pm
I want the doorstop!

thanks, nom.
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re: Bread pudding recipe needed#12
Posted: 11/25/07 at 11:32pm
I have the BEST recipe EVER but I can't find it anywhere.

ARG!!!


Anyway, take the above recipe and use croissants instead of plain old bread. It will blow your mind!
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re: Bread pudding recipe needed#13
Posted: 11/25/07 at 11:39pm
LOL, nothing like taking a bar of butter and putting it right onto my hips!
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re: Bread pudding recipe needed#14
Posted: 11/25/07 at 11:40pm
Heck, if you are going to go for it, then go ALL THE WAY!
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re: Bread pudding recipe needed#15
Posted: 11/25/07 at 11:48pm
yes you're right, Diva. Actually, that' s my motto! I can't wait to make some bread pudding. Maybe tomorrow!
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re: Bread pudding recipe needed#16
Posted: 11/25/07 at 11:50pm
I can't be jealous with a cherry pie in my frig. re: Bread pudding recipe needed
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re: Bread pudding recipe needed#17
Posted: 11/25/07 at 11:52pm
I think the croissant suggestion is an excellent one. Make sure you share that bread pudding with all of us, Jane.
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re: Bread pudding recipe needed#18
Posted: 11/26/07 at 12:02am
But I don't want it to be crispy! Sure I'll share it.

right.
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re: Bread pudding recipe needed#19
Posted: 11/26/07 at 12:22am
It's not going to be crispy if you follow Keen's recipe and soak the croissants before baking.
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re: Bread pudding recipe needed#20
Posted: 11/26/07 at 12:24am
Decisions decisions! croissants or toast....what a rough life!
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re: Bread pudding recipe needed#21
Posted: 11/26/07 at 12:27am
Make 'em both. That's what I say!
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re: Bread pudding recipe needed#22
Posted: 11/26/07 at 12:29am
Make 'em both? How am I ever going to do all that in one day?

kidding-like I don't have the luxury of time!
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re: Bread pudding recipe needed#23
Posted: 11/26/07 at 12:32am
Recipe? I haven't made it in ages, but we just used stale bread - yeah, it has to be stale - and added egg and milk and sugar and bananas and raisins until it was the "right" consistency.

And if you come to Seattle, I'll take you to the best bread pudding I've ever had. (don't tell my mother)
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re: Bread pudding recipe needed#24
Posted: 11/26/07 at 12:35am
DO NOT use toasted plain sliced white bread, it doesn't have the right texture and your bread pudding will end up tasting like toast soaked in milk. Use toasted croissants, toasted brioche, or toasted challah. Toasting the bread before hand won't make it crunchy, it just removes the excess moisture so the bread will soak up more of the custard mixture.

I have a great recipe that I got from the restaurant I used to work at, it was one of the signature desserts there, but it's kind of complicated and time consuming.
The one above sounds pretty good to me. And you could always melt some bittersweet chocolate and whisk it in to the custard if you want it to be even more orgasmic.

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Updated On: 11/26/07 at 12:35 AM