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I have a good one for you this morning Bloggy Friends. Yesterday I whipped up some crockpot bread pudding. Bread pudding is my favorite dessert. When I was a kid they had it on the salad bar at the Sizzler and I use to love to eat mounds of it. As an adult it has been the go to dessert on special occasions for the Hubs and I. So, I looked over a few recipes for crock pot bread pudding and made a few adjustments:
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 3 1/2 cups milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 to 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups bread cubes or soft torn bread
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 banana, sliced
- 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
I combined all the ingredients, minus the bread in the crock pot and whisked it all together.
I picked up some crusty white bread from a local bakery, The Stone Oven. I let it sit for a day. Boy was this bread tough to cut! I made such a mess, but it worked out well in the pudding. I used 7 slices.
Then I smooshed the bread down into the liquid, just keep adding bread until you run out of liquid. But you want to make sure all of the bread has enough liquid to be submerged. I cooked the bread pudding on low for 4 hours. You want to be able to stick a knife in it and pull it out clean.
In the last 30 mins of cooking, I added mini chocolate chips and shredded coconut to the top.
The consistency was perfect! The actual bread part wasn’t as sweet as I would have liked. I think next time I will add maybe half a can of condensed milk in substitute of regular milk. Also, I will add more bananas. You can really experiment with what you add in. It would be good if you used cinnamon raisin bread too. Good stuff!
I started feeling sick yesterday and feel pretty miserable today. Sore throat, upset stomach. I hate getting sick, it really messes up with training!