When life gives you stale bread, make pudding!

Bread pudding is baked dessert that can be served hot or cold and flavored in a multitude of ways. The basics require ingredients similar to custard: milk or cream, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and spices. Just tear up your bread pieces, pour over your flavor mixture, bake, and you’re done.


  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 5 oz day-old bread with crust on, torn into pieces
  • ½ cup coconut, shaved
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Butter a 2½-quart baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together butter, milk, cream, eggs, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in bread, coconut and chocolate. The mixture will be quite loose.
  3. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes or until top is golden and custard is somewhat set. Serve warm.