Sunday, April 19, 2009

Almond Bread Pudding

My husband was heading over to my parents home to pick up something from dad when I realized I needed a can of tomatoes from my moms pantry (I didn't feel like going to the store for one thing). I called her and asked if she had a can and she said, "I sure do". When my husband came home he didn't have the can in hand, he had a HUGE bag of food my mom gave us! Lots of boxes of Mac and Cheese for our son, mangos, the can of tomatoes I needed, 3 cans of soup and a big loaf of sliced bread, the good kind. We hardly eat bread in our home but I didn't want to waist this bad boy so I remembered how dad always use to talk about bread pudding, so I made one for him. He & my mom loved it.
Usually bread pudding calls for raisins but I didn't care to add raisins to it, so I left it out but I did include almond extract. Makes the world of a difference. So remember, if you ever have 5-6 slices of bread left, USE THEM UP! Make some bread pudding.
What you need:
6 slices of bread
2 T of butter, melted
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups of milk
1/2 cup of white sugar
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon of ground all-spice (optional)
1 teaspoon of nutmeg (optional)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of almond extract (optional)
Directions:
Preheat over to 350 degrees.
Break bread into small pieces and place into an 8 inch baking pan. Drizzle melted butter over the bread. If you choose to add raisins, sprinkle over bread and butter. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, spices and extracts and mix well.
Pour liquid mix over the bread and take a spoon and flatten the bread down to make sure it's fully coated.
Bake for 45 minutes. Allow 30 minutes to cool and let bread set.

19 comments:

girlichef said...

perfect! I told you how much I adore almonds, right!? Love almond extract in baked goods, too. love it!

Christina Kim said...

I love how this recipe uses ingredients that we all most likely already have at home! Perfect way to use up old bread.

Kathy said...

This is one thing I've never made myself. I might just need to give this a try!! Thanks for sharing!

Jaime and Jen DISH said...

Christina, this is one reason I love this recipe, all the stuff you need is usually a staple in most folks kitchen.

Kathy, I really hope you try it, it's pretty yummers!

Jenifer

Dragon said...

I bet your kitchen smelled amazing!

Donna-FFW said...

Oh my! This is like theperfect thing to make when you dont feel like going to the store.. everything on hand and I bet its delicious!!

5 Star Foodie said...

Almond bread pudding sounds heavenly! I love almonds!

Sarah Herman said...

Thanks for visiting my site, I hope to see you in the future!! I love anything with almonds so this looks fantasticly delicious.

Katherine Aucoin said...

I have never made bread pudding before. You make it look so easy. I am going to have to try this. This is absolutely scrumptuos!

RecipeGirl said...

I don't like raisins in bread pudding anyways, so this sounds perfect to me!

Reeni♥ said...

What a nice treat! I bet bread that was a little stale would work here too, instead of throwing it out.

Gaby said...

oh my goodness... I love almonds and this looks fantastic!

Bunny said...

Bread pudding is a wonderful dessert and this looks so good!!! Great blog Jaime and Jen, I'm off to work but will be back to visit again!!

teresa said...

You have the YUMMIEST recipes on your blog. This looks amazing!

We are the Sclater Family said...

I just stumbled across your blog through a friends friends friends blog. I don't even know where to start...everything looks so good & yummy! Do you have a favorite post/recipe?

Justin Schwartz said...

yum. I don't think of myself as an almond guy, but this just changed my mind.

stephchows said...

Oh my this looks mouthwateringly good!!!! I'll have a slice for a snack please :)

A Mommy & Daughter in the Family Kitchen said...

oooh, Jen. . .this is one my husband will LOVE LOVE LOVE - can't wait to try it

Ingrid said...

My mom would send me home with a bag filled with groceries. (miss her)

We love bread pudding. I hadn't thought to make a almond flavored one. Great idea, thanks!
~ingrid