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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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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
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GrumpyS4 months ago

Thanks for a simple, delicious recipe. I had a yen for bread pudding one evening but didn't want to bake something large for 45 minutes. It's so easy to customize as well. I happened to have some currants soaking in water for something else and it worked fine. Any dried fruit can work, but I noticed the fruits are plump and juicy if they can soak for a bit.

I used two slices of cinnamon raisin bread. And then drizzled pancake syrup over the baked custard.

Sometimes I have this for breakfast. And add bacon bits to it also.

So easy to make! Great for rushed mornings when I need something sweet!

johnny1081 year ago

Looks kinda like the "MRE cobbler" we would make when deployed:

1 Packet peaches (canned peaches in syrup, basically), mix in 4 packets of sugar, and 2 packets of coffee creamer, a dash of extra water, crumble two crackers and stir into the mix, then heat with an MRE heater for 20 minutes.

Have you tried the recipe with any other canned/jarred fruits?

I had my first bread pudding about a year ago and while it was good it was not something I really liked. This however is amazing. I now make a special loaf of bread just for this.
Micizzle4 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 :)

Hi. Bread and butter pudding and bread pudding are two different things. Bread pudding is dense pudding/cake, full of dried fruit, spice, egg milk and bread. The difference is that the bread is really soaked until a pulp. It sounds awful from this, but it's delicious poor people's food. My great grandmother used to make a huge one every Monday with stale bread from the baker (free). I still make it, but you can't get free good bread any more. Boo.

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hkruse11 year ago
I mixed everything in a coffee cup and added the bread afterwards, for a one-pot/cup recipe....no mess, delicious, fast and soo easy!
peanut671 year ago

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

micheledef2 years ago
Make this more often than I should. Just tried it with pepperidge farms blueberry bread. Amazing!!!
tanksterbot2 years ago
Mmm great snack am eating it at the mo
ninite2 years ago
Just made this and it was great, I added raisins, and topped with vanilla ice cream.
Gparsa072 years 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!
mavila102 years ago
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.
kmac13 years ago
Thanks!! Exactly what I was looking for in a midnight snack! Just made this and it tastes great! Ubber Kudos!!
Evan6063 years ago
Just made this and it was awesome. Add anywhere from half or a whole egg to make it even better!
baba43 years ago
wat shud be the temp...can nybdy tel me 
Do you have a regular microwave? if so just leave it a full power.
Ballooner3 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.
reniveizi3 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 ;-)
Doddity3 years ago
Thanks for the recipe, it was delicious
jdowd4 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
TheJenx4 years ago
Brilliant. Quick, easy, DELICIOUS. Madam, you are a genius.

Now to bastardize this with chocolate syrup and strawberries...
isandy4 years ago
will try it soon! it looks delicious!
patrickh444 years ago
Delicious idea!
zmazeen4 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.
gemtree4 years ago
Mmmmm, if I wasn't so sleepy, I would make this right now. THANKS!!!! I saved it!
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S1895 years ago
Ooh, I want to try this one for sure. Thanks for the Instructable!
mpinner5 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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