|7 qt. crockpot of bread pudding|
Bread pudding was free today, okay, almost free. I had a hankering for bread pudding like my mother made. I succeeded even though I made up the recipe.
eggs--donated by my hens
This cost less than $1 for me. Use stale bread. You can just stick it in the freezer until you have enough. You may not have egg machines in the yard or find sugar for the price I did.
Last year, I had a sample of bread pudding at the grocery. It was not my mother's bread pudding with the raisins, cinnamon, and nuts. I prefer my mother's recipe.
6 cups milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 stick margarine or butter
2 T vanilla
I broke bread into irregular pieces, about two gallons. The bread was not stale. I should have put it in a warm oven to dry it, but it worked just fine.
If you put this in a crockpot, melt the margarine or butter first. It needs to be melted before the bread goes in. I had to fish out the pats of butter to melt in the microwave. Beat eggs and mix with sugar, butter, and milk. Use powdered milk, canned evaporated milk, or any milk you have on hand, whatever you drink.
Add the bread and shove it down. It needs to be soaked with milk but some milky places are necessary for it to be really soft to eat.
This stayed in the crockpot for about four hours. Dip into it to see if it is getting firm all the way down. Turn the crockpot to low and let it sit for another hour. Or, dip it up. It will be more or less firm depending on your crockpot and the dryness of the bread and how much bread you add.
This is a very mild dessert, not very sweet at all. Let me know if you try this recipe and how you like it. I am quite sure I will not make this soon since it is not conducive to weight loss. However, when my mother made much less than I did and gave it to five little children, it did not adversely affect our weight!
By the way, if you cook this in the oven, put it in casseroles and sit in a pan of water to cook for about an hour at 350 F. It is done when a knife comes out clean.
No proofing once again.
Do you like bread pudding? Have you ever had bread pudding? Have you ever had biscuit pudding? Do you make it like this? Have you ever made bread pudding? In the crockpot? Do you like it?