This is another episode of Previously on Amara from January of 2009. Amara was about 5 years old. I was inspired to write this post after visiting Nanny Anna’s blog and reading her post about Peach Bread Pudding.
I have always loved homemade bread pudding. So when I got to craving it I thought it would be a fun cooking project for Amara and I. This was one of the first things we baked together. We had such a blast. I had been saving crusts and stuff from making sandwiches for Grampy to take to work so I was all prepared.
When Amara came over to spend the night I told her I wanted to bake bread pudding. I explained to her what it is — she looked skeptical — she had never had it. Amara has never been big on trying new foods. I told her it was kind of like cinnamon toast only better and it has raisins in it, too! She loves cinnamon toast and raisins but she still looked skeptical. I asked her if she wanted to help me. She loves to help me! I told her that she would be perfect for making the bread crumbs because she has little hands. She doesn’t even miss a beat and says “Well they say on the commercial that little hands do big things!” She had fun tearing up the bread and she helped me to carefully add the raisins and the cinnamon.
Baking it together was a wonderful experience. The bread pudding was as good as I remembered and I loved eating it warm with just a little whipped cream melting into it. I had way to much of it and just wanted more. I sent these pictures to Mom. We had used her recipe to make it. Amara never did get up the nerve to try it. I may not have tried to hard. I already had to share it with Grampy!
I am anxious to try out Nanny Anna’s Peach Bread Pudding — maybe after Christmas. I know Amara would have fun tearing up the bread again and we all love peaches! Her pictures make it look so yummy. Maybe I could even get Amara to try it this time.
This is the recipe we used.
OLD FASHIONED BREAD PUDDING
Place in 1 1/2 qt. baking dish 3 cups stale bread crumbs/pieces (4 cups for a firmer pudding).
- 2 cups milk, scalded with 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs slightly beaten
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon or nutmeg
- 1/2 cup seedles raisins
Place baking dish in pan of hot water 1″ deep. Bake until silver knife inserted 1″ from edge comes out clean. Serve warm, with or without hard sauce or cream. Temperature 350 degrees, 40 to 45 minutes. 6 servings.
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