Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Easy Bread Pudding for Kids

We love Gardenia's butterscotch bread and I have always wondered how would it taste in a bread pudding. Lately Jeev has been giving me a hard time eating his food, and instead he wants plain bread or bread with milk. This gave me a chance to try bread pudding for his snack.

This is a mini version with only 3 pieces of bread, as below:

3 pieces of bread
1 egg (room temperature)
1 cup / 250 ml full cream milk (room temperature)
1/4 tsp baking powder (can be omitted if you want)
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp cream cheese
Some butter

1) Spread butter evenly over the pieces of bread. Break the bread into smaller pieces and arrange on the baking dish.
2) Beat the egg, milk, baking powder, vanilla essence, sugar and cream cheese together.
3) Once mixed well, pour over the bread and make sure it covers all the bread. Press the bread down if necessary. Set aside for the batter to soak while you heat the oven to 180C.
4) Bake for 20-30 minutes till it turns golden brown.

Given the rich butterscotch taste I wanted to add no sugar but due to the cream cheese I put some brown sugar else it would turn out salty. 

The final result, I think I should have whisked the cream cheese in more because the bits of cheese are still on the bread and did not please the kids either. Otherwise I think heating up the cream cheese before beating can yield a better result too. For creamier version you can use heavy whipping cream instead, and also add another egg for each cup of milk.

Happy trying!

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