When it comes to comfort food , desserts , bread pudding leads the pack , it's easy to make and it uses up all your leftover bread .
So let's make some bread pudding .
So we're gonna make a really basic bread pudding here today .
But I'm going to give you options of when you can add other flavors .
The most important part of bread pudding of course is the bread .
We've taken some bread here , which is of course , an egg based bread brioche is also an egg based bread really tasty for bread pudding .
You'll notice it has a bit of a yellow tone to it , but it's sweet and it's super , super tender .
Makes a great bread pudding , cut the bread open and leave it overnight on a baking sheet on your counter .
So it dries a little bit .
Because stale bread absorbs things better .
So when we put our custard on that bread , it's gonna absorb all those great flavors and then give it back to us when we're eating it .
So bread is all cubed up and ready to go .
Let's start by getting our pan ready .
We're gonna butter the pan and grease it so that it comes out easily .
Nice little tip .
Always save your little butter wrappers , keep them in the freezer for when you need to do something like this .
The leftover butter on the wrapper is perfect for actually greasing a dish like this .
So grease dish bread , let's make that custard .
So I'm gonna beat up my eggs here and I'm gonna pour in my milk and then of course , because this is a dessert , we're gonna add some sugar and sweeten that up .
So sugar , eggs , milk whisk that together until you can no longer feel the sugar .
It's dissolved in that mixture and now let's add some flavors .
So in goes some cinnamon , that's pretty classic in any bread pudding in goes a little pure vanilla extract .
I like to use the pure instead of the artificial and then we're gonna grate in some fresh nutmeg .
I love to grate my nutmeg fresh .
You can easily get these in the grocery store and they keep forever .
So of course , you will always have freshly grated nutmeg , which tastes better than if you buy it 3 g whisk it together .
Well , so you break that egg up and dissolve that sugar .
Now , let's transfer everything to our greased pan here .
This is where if you were going to add some extra ingredients like raisins , which are kind of traditional or you could put some berries in here or even some chocolate chips , cut up some apple drizzle some maple syrup in all of these variations are possible and you can make your bread pudding your very own .
So you want to make sure that this pan is almost overflowing with bread .
And then we're going to pour our custard on top .
Now , once the custard is all in the bread , we want that bread to absorb that custard so that when it bakes it bakes evenly , so you're gonna use your hands and you're gonna press that bread down into the mixture .
This is when we preheat our oven , we wait this long because this bread needs time to soak up that custard .
The preheating time for the oven is just about the right time .
So once this is sat for about 20 minutes and your oven is preheated to 350 degrees .
Pop this in for about an hour .
It should smell fantastic in your kitchen and people should be waiting for that bread pudding .
So let's take it out and see if it's finished .
So to do that , we're going to take a clean skewer .
We're going to put that into the center of the bread pudding and it should come out clean .
If it comes out clean with no messy pudding on there , then you are good to go .
So next step is let this cool for just a couple minutes .
Cut it into portions , serve it with some fresh fruit , maybe some maple syrup on top .
Sprinkle some powdered sugar and make everybody happy Thanks for watching .
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