Bread Pudding with Vanilla Custard Sauce – how to make bread pudding with a delicious bread pudding sauce worthy of any celebration! This easy bread pudding recipe is what dreams are made of.
A Perfected Bread Pudding Recipe
Today is my dad’s birthday and we are celebrating with his favorite dessert – Bread Pudding with Vanilla Custard Sauce. I love celebrating birthdays, especially when dessert is involved:) And we love celebrating my dad because he is the BEST dad on the planet.
My dad came to visit us for Christmas and we made this bread pudding on Christmas Day. We’ve both made bread pudding before, but not together, and we wanted to perfect our recipes. Well, we did it because we both loved this bread pudding and so did everyone else at the dinner table.
My dad keeps asking me for the recipe. I wrote it down in my secret blog notebook, and told him I would share it soon. Well, soon ended up being February, but hey, it makes a great birthday present:)
Tips for How to Make Bread Pudding
So what makes a perfect bread pudding? Here are my top three tips.
- Start with stale French bread. You want to use stale bread so the bread will absorb all of the custard. If you don’t have stale bread, you can toast it in the oven to dry it out. You don’t want a soggy bread pudding, or at least I don’t:)
- Add plenty of cinnamon and raisins. If you don’t like raisins, you can leave them out, but if you know my dad, you know raisins are his favorite food. I think that is why bread pudding is my dad’s favorite dessert. It’s just another excuse to eat raisins:)
- Don’t skip the bread pudding sauce. Make the simple vanilla custard sauce to pour over the bread pudding. You will want to lick it off your plate.
Birthday or Anyday Bread Pudding
Dad – we are sticking a candle in your piece of bread pudding and singing happy birthday! We hope you enjoy your special dessert and special day. We love you!
And if you don’t have a birthday to celebrate, you can still enjoy Bread Pudding with Vanilla Custard Sauce. It is the perfect dessert for winter. You can’t beat a warm piece of bread pudding with the delicious bread pudding sauce. Comfort food at it’s finest!