Friday, October 5, 2012

Bread pudding ~ My mom's style of making it....

Another lazy day it was.Neither in a mood to cook, nor to eat heavy. 
Deep in thought, figuring out a way to spend less time in the kitchen, and get something ready.

As I went wild in thoughts, my mind got stuck onto something that my mother used to make. The wonderful dessert - Bread Pudding! Now, this is one thing that has most of its ingredients found almost everyday at home, which makes it a super simple dessert to prepare.

I remember, during my school days, returning back home for lunch. Post lunch, mom would have a sweet treat, ready for us. On a hot summer afternoon, this chilled bread pudding would help soothe out the heat that might have burnt us.

Last vacation, while I was home, my mom made it. My uncle had come home and my mother offered it. He, trying to be very formal, accepted it but in a very small amount. After, he had finished, he asked my mother, "Do you have some more? These are yum :)"


For Bread pudding

  1. 3 pieces of white bread
  2. 2 cups of milk
  3. 1 egg
  4. 4 tbsp of sugar
  5. 1/2 tsp pineapple essence
  6. 2 tbsp of caramel syrup
  7. 1/8 tsp crushed cardamom and nutmeg
  8. Cashews & raisins - 1 tbsp each. 
  9. Butter/ghee - just enough to grease the pan and to fry the dry fruits


Making of bread pudding
  • Chop of the sides of the bread. You could preserve the chopped out, hard portion of the bread, to make bread crumbs for any other dish.
  • Soak the white portion of the bread in milk. Leave it for about half an hour.
  • Meanwhile, heat the ghee/butter and fry the cashews and raisins.
  • Grease the pan on its inside and pour the caramel syrup to spread it on the bottom of the pan.
  • In a mixer, beat the egg.
  • Pour in the remaining milk to the mixer, soaked bread, sugar, pineapple essence, crushed cardamom and crushed nutmeg. Beat it well.
  • Pour it onto the greased pan.
  • Heat the idli cooker/pressure cooker. 
  • Immerse the pan into the cooker and steam it on medium heat.
  • Once half cooked (after about 7-10 mins), spread the roasted dry fruits on top of the pudding.
  • The pudding should be ready in 15-20 mins or untill a knife inserted comes out clean and the pudding gets a jelly texture. 
  • Once cooled, place it in the refrigerator and serve chilled.


While making the pudding
  1. The mixture might seem to be too watery, but do not worry. After the pudding is ready , it would be of the perfect consistency, provided you go by the same measurement.
  2. Do adjust the amount of sugar and the spices as per your requirement. Adding a bit of cinnamon powder is also a good idea.
  3. You could also add a pinch of food colour, to get a restaurant style pudding.
  4. You could also add in cherry along with the dry fruits.
  5. Do place the dry fruits on the pudding, only when half cooked. Else, they might get drowned and lost in the pudding mixture.

Recipe courtesy : Mom

We enjoy having it and I wish you do too. Try it and let us know, how it turned out. 


  1. Thats quite a new style of making Bread Pudding Anupa. Your Mum surely is a great cook that she adopted this modern way of making this amazing pudding at that time when we didnt have much info and sources too... Am amused ! :)

    So glad to follow you Anupa, stay in touch :)

    1. Yeah my mom is really a good cook, no doubt abt that :) I too have never seen this recipe elsewhere on the net.

  2. This looks super mom makes flan too in cooker i never tried it im scared to make it actually.will try soon looks so creamy and rich.

  3. I have a doubt anupa do you have to blend the soaked bread and all too right?

    1. Yes Princy.. U have to blend everything... So the pudding gets a smooth texture after it gets cooked

  4. Anupa this my favourite.. my amma used to make this, bt the caramel syrup part was not there in her edition .Photo of pudding reminds me the same... Thanks for sharing..

  5. No I am not agreed with Nupur as I am making this type of pudding in cooker from so many years I also add mava in milk & with different flavor...Chocolate, Pineapple, strawberry, apple & dry fruits init. & I pour caramel syrup to spread it on the top of pudding with topping once cooked completely & then place it in refrigerator.

  6. Looks quite amazing. I was searching fot this recipe and finally i found it. But just thinking that i don't have to hit gym for weight loss after eating this lolz. Thanks a lot.

    1. he he... never mind.....just don't think of the consequences just make and eat it

  7. My mom used to make this for us on special occasions. But trust me, they never looked so delicious though was tasty.

  8. Superb recipe....Looks yummy.Gonna try it today itself.


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