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Bread Pudding

Aug 19

breadI remember mom often baked Bread pudding for our unsold or returned stale bread. So, after making sure that the bread chosen had no molds, I would trim the sides of the bread (I didn’t want to use them) and cut them into 1/2 inch cubes.

4 cups bread, cut into small cubes
4 cups evaporated milk (I used a 1:1 ratio — that is, 2 cups evaporated milk and 2 cups water; but you can use “pure” evaporated milk so that you can have a leche flan “feel” to the pudding)
1/3 cup sugar for caramelization (for the baking pan)
1-1/3 cups sugar
4 eggs, beaten with a fork (at room temperature)
2-1/2 tbsps. margarine, melted (melt in your microwave beforehand; set aside to cool down)
1/4 tsp. vanilla (or more)
3/4 cups raisins
Optional: you can add chopped candied fruit and some nuts also. When you do this, add a little more milk to the mixture (to prevent drying due to the added ingredients).

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

1. Soak the bread cubes in the milk mixture for at least one hour. (I used to soak it overnight and refrigerate the mixture)

2. Caramelize the 1/3 cup sugar in a 9″ x 5-1/2″ loaf pan.

Do this on the stovetop (if a gas flame) or in the oven. See Leche Flan recipe for complete instructions.

3. Add the rest of the ingredients to the soaked bread mixture: sugar, eggs, melted margarine, vanilla, and raisins.

4. Pour the mixture into the “caramelized” pan.

5. Set the mixture in the baine marie (see Leche Flan recipe for complete instructions) or in a pan of water. Steam in a pre-heated over for an hour or until the toothpick test says it’s done.

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Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (388 Posts)

Noemi, Editor of Blog Watch and features editor of Philippine Online Chronicles is a 55 year old mother to three kids and is married to Atty. Luis H. Dado. She loves being a full time mother and homemaker after retiring as a Researcher/Consultant from the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries in 1987. Now that her children are all college graduates, she devotes her time to grief support, blogging, new media events and using her blogs to promote online advocacies. Her personal blog is at, which garnered numerous awards such as Best Website, Blog Category during the 9th and 10th Philippine Web Awards. Her blog also won in the Blog- Personal Category of the Web Awards 2007 and Globelines Broadband Family Blog Award (in honor of family-oriented blogging) 2007 Philippine Blog Award. Globe also recognized her as Digital Elder in the 2009 Philippine Blog Award.

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  1. kiero /

    can i do this by not using any oven?
    just steam?

  2. I used to add milk in the bread…^^
    .-= Anonymous´s last blog ..ENSALADANG TAGALOG =-.

  3. pamela /


  4. Can i bake this using turbo broiler? thanks!

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