Hello, hello, fellow foodies! We hope everyone had a great summer. The Porto Bellas’ are back with a few recipes to keep you warm and in shape this holiday season! I’m super excited to share some healthy ‘green meals’, smoothies, and a few festive dishes. Those won’t be so healthy. Warning. (This is one of them).
So lets talk bread pudding. Super easy (the way I like to cook, incase you forgot), and always a favourite around the table- bread pudding is perfect to bring over as dessert (with a little tub of ice cream maybe?), or prepare it for Christmas brunch, or… Sunday brunch (meh, why not!). I added walnuts and cranberries for a little bit of that festive feel- but go ahead and use any kind of bread. (Egg bread would probably be amazing here). I just use whatever I have on hand…
Ahh, the house smells so good right now!
There are so many variations of bread pudding out there, so feel free to make it your own. Add apples, pears, dried fruit, chocolate chips, raisins, even a spoonful of mascarpone. (Just use a spoonful or two less of milk). Go crazy, kids!
Serves: 8 very healthy portions.
- 7 slices of white bread
- 3 Tbsp margarine (melted)
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups of milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- a few dashes of nutmeg & a little dash of salt
- handful of chopped walnuts & cranberries
Preheat oven to 350 F. Tear bread into small pieces and place in lightly greased baking dish (7 x 11). Sprinkle melted margarine over bread. In a large bowl, add all other ingredients. Mix. Pour over bread in baking dish. Using a fork, push down bread mixture slightly. Bake for 45 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
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