Christmas Bread Pudding

 by Neha Pradhan   @mymasalabox

Christmas mornings have been about a Bread Pudding at ours for a while now traditions.
It has all the wonderful things that scream comfort. Vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and raisins. We like it warm, fresh out of the oven with a side of vanilla ice cream and some fresh fruit(s).
The @spicetribe Island Nutmeg and Padang Cinnamon, both sourced from Indonesia, work beautifully in this Pudding. They source the best single origin spices and I am in love.
Sharing my version in comments below; it is a very simple one and so good for enjoying with your family during the Holidays.
Have a very beautiful & blessed week, everyone.

Ingredients

Steps

  1. Heat the oven to 350F. Cube the bread and toast in the oven for 5 minutes.
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, warm the milk, heavy cream, butter, vanilla extract, sugar and salt along with the grated nutmeg and cinnamon. Let it simmer until the butter melts; let it cool.
  3. Butter a glass baking dish and fill it with the cubed bread. Optional - sprinkle the raisins or any other dried fruit/nuts of your choice. A handful of chocolate chips would be heavenly too.
  4. Add eggs to the cooled mixture and whisk; pour this mixture over the bread. Let this mixture rest in the baking dish for 30-60 minutes to let all the flavors soak in.
  5. Bake for about 30-40 minutes, or until the custard is set but still a little wobbly and edges of bread have browned.
  6. Serve warm or at room temperature with your choice of fruit and/or whipped cream/vanilla ice cream.