Another exciting year has arrived… Let’s welcome it with a sweet dish!
Bread pudding with caramel is probably one of the easiest recipes I have come across. Yet, I have failed innumerable times before I got it at its present shape 🙂
So here it is, bread pudding with caramel and a promise to have one post a month 🙂
3 cups or 8-10 slices of bread crumbled into tiny pieces
3 cups of milk
8 tbsp of sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp of cornflour
2.5 tbsp sugar
1-2 tbsp water
Ghee for greasing
Here we begin… the new year and the dish…
Place the bread crumbles in a big bowl. Add sugar and cornflour to a vessel and add in the milk and give it a stir. Heat the milk till sugar dissolves. I microwaved the milk for about 3 mins. You can heat it the conventional way as well.
Pour the hot milk on top of the bread. Let it soak for 10 mins. Smash it well to make sure there are no lumps.
Now, to the caramel. Take the pudding pan/vessel you will be using to mould the pudding. Grease it liberally with ghee. Now add sugar and spread it evenly on the bottom surface. Place the vessel on the stove on low. Evenly pour a tbsp of water on the sugar. Keep stirring the mixture. It will first turn light yellow, then golden and finally a beautiful brown. Just as it is turning light brown remove it off the heat. Keep stirring. Just as the caramel is cooling, gently pour the bread-milk mixture over the it.
Take a pressure cooker. Fill it with sufficient water. Place the pudding vessel in it. Close the lid without the weight/ whistle. Keep it on low heat for about 20-30 mins.
Let it cool. Once cooled, keep it in the fridge for 2-3 hours. When you take it out. Invert it. And enjoy the slice of bread pudding! Happy New Year!