Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Lemon-Blueberry Bread Pudding


Since I moved to Santa Cruz I am eating less and my bread started to get a few days old. My immediate reaction was to cook up a bread pudding for myself. I also had fresh blueberries in need of using and a couple of lemons that had been here a while. I made up a delicious bread pudding and ate it every night until it disappeared.

Butter an 8 inch square pyrex pan:

In a large bowl mix 3 eggs lightly, then add a pinch of salt, the juice of one large lemon, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 3/4 cup sugar, and 3 cups milk. Mix well and add 10 or 12 slices of day-old bread, cut into small cubes. As this soaks up the liquid add 1 cup fresh blueberries and combine gently. Pour into the buttered dish and sprinkle the top with a few more berries and a little cinnamon. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40-45 minutes. Cook until a knife poked into the center comes out clean.


Eat while it is warm. I like a little cream or whipped cream over the top. It gets a little firmer as it cools. Keep in the refrigerator.

12 comments:

Jenny Fletcher said...

Hi Becky - discovered your blog via spicypage - your blueberry pudding is quite similar to a trad. Brit. dessert bread and butter pudding.

I'll be researching some variations on the recipe for a future post on http://lovebritfood.today.com so watch out for that - hope you'll visit anyhow and will give you a link - merry meet

jessica said...

I used to make Lemon-Blueberry Bread Pudding once in a month.... I add plenty of Patan ghee in it to make the taste better....

Christine said...

I tried this and it is really yummy! Thanks for sharing. I just followed your instructions. I added whipped cream on top for my kids.

Sarah said...

I have made this a few times now- both times with raspberries, and it's a family favorite now. Thanks.

Gabby said...

I tried this recipe for family. It was outstanding. I did add a little almond flavoring and topped it with rum sauce.

Jenny said...

I made this with a batch of pumpkin spice muffins that turned out too dry. Oh. My. Goodness! The heavens opened up and choirs of angels sang it was so good! This is a great basic recipe that I know I can easily adapt to what's on hand. Thanks!!

Jenny said...

This homemade blueberry bread pudding recipe is looking so delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

jane said...

These are looking so Yummy! Delicious! I'd love to make this at home. Thanks for the recipe.

retro sweets said...

this looks delicious! my sister makes a mean blueberry bread pudding and we eat it fresh from the over topped w/ vanilla ice cream. great times!

Pinot Grigio wine said...

When it comes to cooking, I’m having second thoughts, it’s just that I am not so good at it; I really don’t have the magic to make such tasty food. Good for you :)

Marge - Dishes said...

Happy new year, and best of luck on a great 2011!

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