It’s weekend once again and most of us are having a lazy Satur-date with the family and friends. Saturdays also mean home-cooking and is a perfect time to make that delicious bread pudding recipe you have been craving the whole week.
What can be better than having a cook-out and some parlour games for the kids? Weekends are great bonding moments after a gruelling week, no morning alarms screaming sleep away, no hurried coffee and most of all, no rush hour traffic to the office.
Bread pudding is the best way to recycle your stale bread. Don’t throw it away, recycle it! If you don’t have left-over bread, you can use a new loaf of white bread (brown works fine too). Here’s how to make it:
1 loaf bread (white or brown)
3 cups evaporated milk
3 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoon honey (or 2 drops of vanilla essence)
2 medium-size eggs
1 teaspoon melted butter
Raisins, ground peanuts, chocolate chips, crushed Oreo cookies (optional)
- Tear the bread into small pieces in a mixing bowl
- Whisk the eggs in hot evaporated milk, add sugar, honey (or vanilla) and melted butter. Let the bread soak in the mixture for 5 minutes
- Sprinkle either raisins, ground nuts, chocolate chips or Oreo cookies for variation
- Pour into moulds or baking tins lined with parchment paper or cooking spray
- Steam it. You can use the steamer in your rice cooker or a large covered pot half-filled with water. Make sure that the boiling water doesn’t get inside the moulds. Steaming makes it soft and smooth like custard
- Stick a toothpick to check if the pudding is ready. Toothpick should come out clean if the pudding is done
- Glaze with caramel syrup or a scoop of your favourite ice cream on top for added sweetness
- Serve hot with tea or cold with fresh fruit juice
Enjoy the weekend to recharge and unwind. You owe it to yourself.