This week’s poll on Janelle’s “Comfy in the Kitchen” blog…asked “ What kind of recipes do you like the best?” The most popular answer was…..homemade! (with a close second to quick and easy) I also had some requests for economical (amen to that!). Here is the perfect recipe for ALL 3 of those requests! Best of all, you probably have most, if not all, of these ingredients on hand at all times!
This traditional Amish- style bread pudding is absolutely delicious… The smell of it baking will draw your family into the kitchen with anticipation! Even better is the warm vanilla milk that is poured on top after it is fresh out of the oven. You will never want to throw out day-old buns, rolls, or bread again, especially when you know what potential they can live out! Enjoy!
Ingredients for Bread Pudding: Half & Half (you may substitute milk), bread (I used rolls), vanilla, sugar, eggs, butter, ground nutmeg and cinnamon chips (if you do not have these, you may sprinkle on cinnamon)
Pour Half & Half into a pot on med-high heat , add butter and let simmer (do not boil)
In a separate bowl add eggs, nutmeg and sugar and mix well
Add your warm milk/butter mixture and mix well again
Rip bread into small cubes and place in a lightly “pammed” casserole dish and cover evenly with mixture
Sprinkle with cinnamon chips (if you don’t have these, sprinkle with cinnamon)
Cover and bake in a 350 oven for 30 mins
Start your Vanilla Milk Topping: Heat butter in a saucepan, then whisk in flour to make a paste
Add milk, vanilla and sugar and let simmer until it thickens
After 30 mins is over, take off the foil and bake for another 15 mins until set and lightly browned on top
Remove from oven and pour warm vanilla milk over top
Serve fresh and pipping hot out of the oven! Those buns didn’t know their potential until this very moment!! Enjoy!!!
Cinnamon Chip Bread Pudding w/ Warm Vanilla Milk Topping
2 cups Half&Half (you may substitute milk)
2 Tbsp butter
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups of bread, torn into small pieces
A handful of cinnamon chips to sprinkle over top (you may substitute cinnamon to sprinkle)
Pour Half & Half and butter in saucepan on med-high heat, let simmer (do not boil). Beat eggs, nutmeg, and vanilla in separate bowl.
Add warm milk and butter mixture and beat well.
Tear bread into small pieces and place in a prepared casserole dish.
Pour mixture over top and sprinkle with cinnamon chips.
Cover with foil and bake @350 for 30 mins.
Take foil off and bake an additional 15 mins.
Warm Vanilla Milk
1 cup milk
¼ cup butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
½ tsp salt
Melt butter, add flour to make a paste.
Whisk in the milk, sugar, vanilla and salt.
Let boil for 5 mins stirring constantly until it thickens into a syrup.
Pour over warm bread pudding and serve warm. Enjoy!