Dear blog readers, I am very sorry for my abstinence. Today is the last day in August and I am posting my first entry of this month. Summer time is vacation time and I spent mine on the beautiful US West Coast. Our camping meals turned out very simple and we only had sporadic internet connection, which explains why I haven’t posted new recipes in a while.
But now I am back and I would like to introduce you to a simple recipe for which you can use some leftovers from your kitchen (e.g. old bread). The variation I am presenting you is made with banana and chocolate. Bread pudding tastes equally great with a hot vanilla pudding topping, apple & cinnamon topping, or a raspberry crumble topping. The choice is yours :)
Old bread (any kind, without crust, I used 3 wholewheat English breakfast muffins), cut into bite size cubes
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 pinch salt
a few tablespoons nutella or one (dark) chocolate bar
1) Prepare the bread: cut of the crust and dice it into mouth big cubes and place them in a baking pan (slightly butter the baking pan).
2) Prepare the pudding mix: Combine the 4 eggs with the milk, sugar and salt.
3) Soak the bread cubes in the pudding mix for at least 3 hours, almost all liquid should be soaked up by the bread before you bake the pudding.
4) Slice the banana and evenly spread it over the bread cubes. Add a few spoons of nutella or a few pieces of chocolate, then sprinkle with sugar.
5) Bake at 170 degrees Celsius (325 degrees Fahrenheit). For the first 30 min, cover the bread pudding with foil. Then remove cover and bake for an additional 30 minutes until golden brown.
Tip: The bread pudding tastes best if served warm as dessert or even for breakfast.