Is bread pudding a healthy food

Bread pudding with cranberries | recipe

Ingredients for 6 servings:

  • 60 g breadcrumbs
  • 80 g dried cranberries
  • Butter, breadcrumbs f. D. shape
  • 250 ml of cranberry juice
  • 1 heaped tablespoon cornstarch
  • 40 g dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 250 g toast bread
  • 375 ml of milk
  • 50 g walnuts
  • 2 eggs (M)
  • 100 g soft butter
  • 50 grams of sugar
  • 1 packet of vanilla sugar

Bread pudding with cranberries - preparation:

1. If necessary, debark the toast and cut into cubes. Heat the milk and pour over the bread cubes. Let it steep for 20-30 minutes. Finely chop walnuts.

2. Separate eggs. Beat the egg whites until stiff. Gradually stir the butter with the sugar, vanilla sugar, lemon zest and egg yolk until creamy. Stir in the soaked toast, walnuts and breadcrumbs. Subject the egg whites and the Cranberries subdivide. Brush a spring cake tin (approx. 1 liter or a pudding tin with a lid) with butter and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Pour in the bread mixture and seal the mold well with aluminum foil. Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Place the mold in it. Put the lid on and cook the pudding in gently simmering water for about 45 minutes.

3. Bring the cranberry juice to the boil. Whisk the starch with a little cold water. Stir into the juice and bring to the boil once. Add the cranberries and allow to cool.

4. Remove the pudding from the water bath. Let cool for 10 minutes and then turn the pudding out onto a platter. Cut the pudding into slices and serve with the cranberry sauce.

Preparation time: about 90 minutes

Nutritional information per serving:

Energy: 535 kcal, 2242 kJ
Carbohydrates: 70 g
Protein: 10.2 g
Fat: 24.4 g

Many thanks to Ms. Annemarie G. from Salzburg, who sent us this delicious recipe!

Tip: If you want to give the pudding a very special touch, you can prepare it with a caramel coating. To do this, however, the springform pan must first be lined with aluminum foil. Then bring to the boil in a saucepan of 115 g sugar and 3 tablespoons water and make caramel. As soon as it is light brown, remove it from the heat immediately, pour it into the springform pan and distribute it. Now pour the mixture into the mold and smooth it out.

Instead of being prepared in a water bath Bread pudding with a caramel coating (Budino glassato di pane, actually a classic Italian recipe) in the oven too. To do this, preheat the oven to 190 ° C. Then bake the finished mass for 45 minutes, then reduce the heat to 150 ° C and bake for another 15 minutes. After removing it, prick the hot pudding several times with a fork and drizzle with a little rum. Then turn the pudding out of the mold and pierce the caramel crust and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of rum.

Nutritional information: Bread pudding consists mainly of stale bread; Traditionally, white bread is mainly used, which is soaked in milk and then prepared into a pudding with spices and sometimes other ingredients. Bread pudding is cooked in a pudding pan sprinkled with breadcrumbs in a water bath or in the oven. This “pudding” has nothing to do with the dessert cream, which is made from cornstarch (pudding powder), but rather corresponds in its preparation to the original English pudding (a dish prepared in a form in a boiling water bath).

By using stale bread or cake - leftover, formerly fresh food - bread pudding is a classic leftover food, but this does not detract from culinary enjoyment.

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