So, coming back to cooking. When you are happy, the only problem is that you want to eat more good food :(.. At least thats the case with me. And then I keep on cooking Sweets, which btw I loved to core ( but then, who doesnt ). This bread pudding is one such quick fix to my Tongue tickling.
Bread Pudding is an easy and rich Pudding. Its an English delicacy with immense flavour and can be made with leftovers in kitchen. It doesnt need any special preparation to start with and that quality makes it even more adorable. This version of Bread Pudding which I have cooked, is a quick and low fat one. But it amazed the taste buds as good as its rich akin. I have used a bit of Kewra Essence ( Actually I ran out of Vanilla Essence that day ) but that gave the recipe a subtle Indian taste which was just amazing. With a hint of Cardamom and Nutmeg, this Bread Pudding was a perfect fusion of English and Indian tastes. Also, the mistake which I did was that I used a bit less Milk which finally made the dish dry. So I have increased the quantity for reference of you guys. I have used honey by replacing some amount of Sugar, and it also provides glaze to the final dish.
1. 4-5 White Bread pieces ( I used Oaty bran white Bread )
2. 1 Egg
3. 2 cups Skimmed Milk
4. 1 tsp Kewra Essence
5. 1/4 tsp Cardamom, Nutmeg powder each
6. 1/4 cup Sugar
7. 1/4 cup Honey
8. 1/4 cup Raisins soaked in 1/2 cup warm milk ( I used more but better use this much only, learnt lesson )
9. 1/2 cup Butter + 1 tsp Olive oil
10. 2 tbsp Apricot / Strawberry preserve ( optional, I ran out of it while taking pics )
Grease a Baking Dish with Olive Oil. Spread the layers of bread overlapping each other. Drizzle honey over the bread.
In a bowl, whisk together egg, milk, butter and sugar to form a frothy creamy mixture. Add the spices, kewra essence and whisk again for few seconds. Spread this mixture over the bread layer.
Sprinkle the soaked Raisins on top of it. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Stand out for 5-7 min for cooling it a bit.
Spread the chosen jam over the pudding evenly while serving… Love it 🙂
You can increase the quantity of butter for a richer texture and experience.
Replace the low fat milk with cream for luxurious taste 😀
Linking it to :
Sameena’s Festive Sweet Recipes
Anu’s –Diwali Festival Of Lights
Kalyani’s Global food Event
Wish you all a very Happy Diwali and a wonderful New year 🙂