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5 Minute Bread Pudding for One

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When you don't know what to do with those pesky end heels of your bread loaf - turn them into fluffy, custardy gold with this super quick and simple dessert! 
 
 
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Step 1: Tools / Ingredients

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These ingredients are more suggestions, you can easily make substitutions to almost everything but the bread and eggs. 

You'll need: 
- a microwaveable coffee cup or bowl
- bread (stale ok!)
- 1 egg
- 1-3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons of yogurt or milk
- 1-2 tablespoons of butter / margarine

Optional ingredients:
- 2 tablespoons applesauce 
- 1 tsp vanilla 
- dash of cinnamin

Step 2: Tear it up!

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Now tear up your inedible bread. I happened to have some "english muffin bread" from Trader Joe's, I think it really enhances the taste and texture since it's already kind of dense and spongy *Mmmmmmmm*

Put the pieces into the cup and set aside. 

Step 3: Mix & Pour

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Whisk together all remaining ingredients. If your butter is not soft enough yet, it's ok to melt it. 

Pour the mixture on top of the bread. If needed, use a fork to help it along down into the crevices so it makes its way throughout the bread. 

Step 4: Microwave, set and serve

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Pop in the microwave for about 2 minutes. When it's done, let it cool for as long as you can stand it. Letting it set for a few minutes allows the flavor and texture to set in. 

Once cooled to your liking, dig in and enjoy! 
peanut676 days ago

I don't have raisins, I have cranberries though. Would that work?

micheledef9 months ago
Make this more often than I should. Just tried it with pepperidge farms blueberry bread. Amazing!!!
tanksterbot11 months ago
Mmm great snack am eating it at the mo
ninite1 year ago
Just made this and it was great, I added raisins, and topped with vanilla ice cream.
Gparsa071 year ago
This is sooooo yummy and so easy. I used sweet bread so didn't add sugar and topped off at the end with vanilla ice cream. My husband said wow this is so good!
mavila101 year ago
delicious
Oh, goodness, this is delicious! I added nutmeg and cloves with the cinnamon, and used plain Greek yogurt instead of regular yogurt. I also added two fresh walnuts, broken into small pieces. It's a great little crunchy addition, especially if you're used to raisins in your bread pudding.
I'd definitely try to bump up the amount of liquid mixed together, though, especially if you're using both heels from a loaf of sandwich bread. The top half of my pudding was a little too dry for my taste.
Overall, though, a fabulous recipe. Great job!
Yay! Thanks for breakfast.
kmac11 year ago
Thanks!! Exactly what I was looking for in a midnight snack! Just made this and it tastes great! Ubber Kudos!!
Evan6062 years ago
Just made this and it was awesome. Add anywhere from half or a whole egg to make it even better!
baba42 years ago
AAAWWWEEESSSOOOMMM!!!
wat shud be the temp...can nybdy tel me 
Do you have a regular microwave? if so just leave it a full power.
Ballooner2 years ago
Excellent instructable! I'm eating the fruits of my labors now. One thing I noticed is that you might want to add a step when you are mixing the other ingredients. because if you cream the butter and sugar together first you will get a much smoother mixture to pour over the bread. Also i used cinnamon swirl bread it just makes the taste all the better.
reniveizi2 years ago
Waiting for it to cool down,:)
I just made this for my husband and myself using left over hot cross buns. I didn't accurately measure my milk and I used 4 eggs. OMG this was delicious and bought a smile to hubby's face, I'm sure to be in the good books for days ;-)
magiccowy2 years ago
Thanks for the recipe, it was delicious
jdowd2 years ago
Yum! It taste like cake!
This is an incredibly dangerous recipe. I should never be able to access bread pudding so quickly, easily, and deliciously. Really, this is absolutely fantastic!
How long wud cook this in the microwave?
I may be a bit late but anywhere around 2 minutes
TheJenx2 years ago
Brilliant. Quick, easy, DELICIOUS. Madam, you are a genius.

Now to bastardize this with chocolate syrup and strawberries...
isandy2 years ago
will try it soon! it looks delicious!
patrickh442 years ago
Delicious idea!
Micizzle2 years ago
This. Looks. Divine. I tried bread pudding in Scotland a few weeks ago, and I LOVED it. My family didn't like it very much though, so this is perfect. Thanks :)
zmazeen3 years ago
Yummmy looks great. must give it a try
Our microwave is broken. :( How would I do this in an oven? I'm bad with temp/time stuff so I wouldn't know where to begin. I'm the only person in my house that likes bread pudding so it's not entirely practical to make a large batch.
Do the same thing, but toss it in the oven. If I was doing it in the oven I'd go with 350F, for about 20 minutes. Check it to make sure it doesn't burn, and get's done. 350F is a good "I don't know what to cook it at" temp.

Although, thinking about it, I am now thinking I might try this in cup cake pans, and freeze the extras.
gemtree3 years ago
Mmmmm, if I wasn't so sleepy, I would make this right now. THANKS!!!! I saved it!
bombillita3 years ago
WITH PEACHES UMMMMMMMMMMMMM
bombillita3 years ago
AY, AY, AY SO GOOOOD!!! JUST FOR ME. THANKS!!!! UMMM ILOVE IT~~~!~!!
S1893 years ago
Ooh, I want to try this one for sure. Thanks for the Instructable!
mpinner3 years ago
finally, i got some bread on hand to try this. i crushed some frozen raspberries to use instead of apple sauce. The micro wave hasn't stopping yet and this smells amazing. thanks! @mpinner
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fosteem13 years ago
Made mine with 12 grain bread. The bits of sunflower seeds in the bread gives it a nice crunch now and again. Its mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm good.
octollama3 years ago
just finished eating mine, it was an amazing good quality dessert that only took like 4 minutes to make ! with ingreedients that I already had! im defenetly making this again. but i think i put too much sugar this time ( i just eyeballed all the measurments) mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
lesh223 years ago
Add some marmalade between layers! I gives it a really yummy twist :D Also the recipe is absolutely fab. LOVE IT!
TravWHG3 years ago
it was great thanks i used normal bread though XD
TravWHG3 years ago
i tried it and it was great! although I don't think I stirred well enough.
Baking newcomer here. I've done it with cookies before, but would it be possible to substitute the butter/margarine with something like canola oil instead?
makecation (author)  armored bore3 years ago
Hmmm... the thing about butter & margarine is that they give the dessert that tiny bit of salt it needs to bring out the flavor. I'm not sure what it would do to the texture either since butter is creamier. I'm not that knowledgeable about baking either though, a lot of it is just trial and error. If you're willing to try it, let us know how it turns out!
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