Making Bread Pudding

Grandma Kc wrote this on December 11th, 2011 7 Replies

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.

Amara making bread pudding

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!

Amara grins as she tears up the bread for bread pudding

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.


Place in 1 1/2 qt. baking dish 3 cups stale bread crumbs/pieces (4 cups for a firmer pudding).

Blend in

  • 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.

This post has been linked to the GRAND Social blogging event at Grandmas Briefs.

7 thoughts on “Making Bread Pudding

  1. Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs

    I love that: โ€œWell they say on the commercial that little hands do big things!โ€ So cute, so Amara!

    I’ve never attempted making bread pudding. I just may need to now (and use up all those spare bread parts!).

  2. Sarah

    what fun and how old fashioned delicious!! i do not remember the last time i had bread pudding! of course i would have to photograph it before we eat it!

  3. Shari Sunday

    This sounds lovely. My grandmother used to make chocolate bread pudding (not too sweet) with hard sauce made of butter creamed together with sugar and, I think, a little whiskey. Thank you for visiting my blog. I come to read yours but don’t always take time to comment. Amara is beautiful. I hope her mom is doing well, now.

  4. Sandy

    You and Amara are going to have some wonderful memories of cooking together! Thanks for sharing them with us! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs

    I’ve thought of this again and again since reading it the first time, each time I hear of bread pudding. One day I will try it…really…once I get up the nerve. I’ve just never been a fan of bread pudding (okay, I’ve had it once) but those who eat it make it sound like such a sweet and sentimental dish. I truly will have to try making it sometime, maybe when Bubby and Mac can do the bread tearing. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you for linking. (I apologize for the late visit…!)


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