Monday, February 25, 2008

Comfort Food Mondays - Cranberry and Orange Bread Pudding


Alan made this for a potluck a few weeks back - we had some bread left over from the market.  And then the potluck was cancelled due to the weather.  So we had to eat it all ourselves.....


3     c     Milk
3     lg    Eggs
¾    c     Sugar
½    t     Ground Cinnamon
1     t     Ground Cardamom (optional)
1     t     Vanilla Extract
             Zest from one Orange
2     T     Orange Brandy (optional)
1     loaf    Day Old Bread, cut into cubes
1     c     Dried Cranberries
2     T     Coarse Sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter a 9” x 9” baking dish.

Whisk together the milk, eggs, sugar, spices, vanilla and orange zest.

Stir in the bread and cranberries.  Allow to sit for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally (this allows the liquid to soak into the bread).

Pour the contents into the prepared dish and distribute evenly.  Sprinkle on the coarse sugar.

Bake for 40-50 minutes, until the eggs are set and the top is golden brown.



Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

Thank you, thank you, you really did make my day.. as for this bread pudding - it is only my fav winter pud - with clotted cream,mmmmm

Barb McMahon said...

oooooh! Hadn't thought of adding clotted cream. Haven't, in fact, had clotted cream in ages.....

kimmomofeight said...

Oh good Lord that looks/sounds wonderful!

Pannifer's said...

And it tastes even better!