Bread is a staple in most families and can be eaten as a main meal with tea or cereals, as a snack or used as dessert after main dishes.
The availability of bread also makes it one of the most wasted food in most homes as it is common for people to discard leftover bread for fresher, oven-baked options.
With the hike in the price of food in most African countries, food wastage has to be discouraged if not completely eliminated, where possible.
In Nigeria, for instance, citizens woke up last week to a 50% increase in the price of this often commonised food item, bread. Now that is a lot of additional cash to spend, isn’t it?
Bread pudding is a bread-based dessert popular in many countries’ cuisines, made with stale bread and milk or cream, generally containing eggs, a form of fat such as oil, butter or suet, and depending on whether the pudding is sweet or savoury, a variety of other ingredients. Which is why we bring you this easy, fun recipe of bread pudding, that you can make with your stale bread instead of wasting it.
Slices of Bread (6-10)
2 Table Spoons Butter (Melted)
½ Cup Raisins
4-6 Large eggs (increase based on number of slices used)
2 Cups Milk
¾ Cup of White Sugar
1-2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1-2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Break bread into small pieces into an 8-inch square baking pan. Drizzle melted butter or margarine over bread. If desired, sprinkle with raisins.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Pour over bread, and lightly push down with a fork until bread is covered and soaking up the egg mixture.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly tapped.
And there, you have your fresh, delicious bread pudding for your family.
Total prep time -25-30 minutes
Cook time -45 minutes