Easy No-Stove Leftover Bread Pudding (Small Portions)
I had some leftover brioche buns and I remembered that stale bread is good for making bread pudding. When I looked up some recipes, I found that many of them have things that you typically have on hand. I decided to try to make an easy version.
I used this recipe from the Neelys on the Food Network app as a basis.
What I used:
- 1 1/2 brioche hamburger buns (other soft bread may work)
- 1 1/2 brioche buns filled these 2 ramekins (photos below)
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- 4 tablespoons of brown sugar
- raisins (optional - I didn't measure to closely, as much as you want.)
- ~1/2 or 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (probably would taste good without it if you don't have any)
- egg for half the batch**
** I also tried the recipe w/o egg to see if they taste different in case you don't have eggs around.
Supplies: small bowl, 2 ramekins (or oven safe dish/baking pan), measuring cup/spoons
In their recipe, they have a few other ingredients and you heat all the ingredients (except the bread and egg) on the stove until they come together and then soak the bread in it. You then add egg to the mixture before it all goes in the oven.
Instead of using the stove, I just added the ingredients (milk, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and raisins) to a small bowl and microwaved it for 1 minute. I mixed it together.
I cut the bread into ~1" cubes and then soaked the bread in the mixture (without egg) for ~30 minutes.
I preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
After the bread had soaked for 30 min., I spooned the bread out of the mixture, so each ramekin had the same amount of bread. I didn't pour the mixture into each ramekin. I like a drier bread pudding. You can see there is a lot of milk left over; you probably only need 1/2 cup of milk actually.
For 1 ramekin (w/ raisins on top), I mixed in 1/2 egg -- similar to the recipe.
For the other ramekin, I baked it w/o egg (to see if it tastes different).
I baked them at 350 degrees for 30 min. To be fancy, I turned on the broiler on HI to make the top more brown & crusty.
We are good at this! Look how good they look! Tasted good too.
They both tasted pretty similar: the one w/ egg and the one w/o egg. I don't think leaving the egg out would make much difference.
I guess these each (pretty big portion) probably have ~140 or 150 calories: the bread is about ~120 calories (3/4 bun) and some milk, butter, brown sugar, raisins, but not much. You are soaking them in the mixture and there is a lot of excess. Not bad!
As I mentioned above, I like a drier bread pudding, so next time I may press on the bread to get extra milk mixture out before putting them in the oven, but these were delicious anyways. :)
Give it a try! We are good at this!