This is the basic recipe to make bread pudding like grandma made at home when the budget was tight. It is very simple to do, you just have to pay attention to the step by step. The combination with dulce de leche and cream adds a lot to the recipe but you have to control that the cost does not increase excessively.
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Recipe to make homemade bread pudding
400 g of stale bread1 liter of milk200 g of sugar5 eggs1 teaspoon of vanilla essenceZest of 1 lemon1 pinch of saltButter to spreadSugar to sprinkle
Cut the bread into small pieces.Soak the bread in the milk for 15 minutes.Drain the bread and press it to remove excess milk.Preheat the oven to 180°C.Grease a pudding pan.Beat the eggs with the sugar until they are foamy.Add the vanilla essence, lemon zest and salt.Add the soaked bread and mix well.Pour the preparation into the pudding pot.Sprinkle with sugar.Cook in the oven for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the Center comes out clean. Let cool before unmolding.
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Tips for making the best homemade bread pudding
Nuts, raisins, or chocolate chips can be added to the batter. For a moister pudding, 1/2 cup heavy cream can be added to the batter. The pudding can be covered with aluminum foil during baking to prevent it from browning too much. You can serve the pudding with dulce de leche, whipped cream or ice cream.