Apr 9, 2012

I've Done It, Finally

We can't always have sweets all the time. Bad for health. Bad for teeth. That was always drummed into me when I was little. Okay, I get it. We should change course every now and then, just to broaden our mind (in this case our taste?)!

But I seem to have a problem straying from bread. Really, it has a thing to do with bread again. Can't stay away from it. Only this time it won't be sweet. I promise.

It's past time I make this truly comforting and beyond scrumptious bread pudding. It was not difficult to make. So easy breezy actually! No need to knead anything. The fact is, we always had this during tea when we were little. And had more than enough that the taste always lingered in our mind...

Savory Bread Pudding 
Serves 4
12 slices of white sandwich bread, cut into halves

1 cup milk
2 Tbsp butter/margarine 
1 egg

2 Tbsp cooking oil
200 g ground beef
2 large yellow onion, sliced thinly
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbsp curry powder

  1. Preheat oven to 200 C / 400 F. Greased a rectangular baking pan ( 11.5 x 10.5 inches)
  2. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan, brown the meat. Add in the onions, stir to cook until slightly wilted and fragrant. Add in the remaining seasonings : salt + black pepper + curry powder. Stir fry for 1 more minute. Turn off heat, transfer into a bowl
  3. Warm the milk + butter in a small sauce pan until the butter melted. Remove from heat, whisk in the egg. Set aside
  4. Dip each bread slices into the milk mixture  one by one (do not soak the bread else it will get too mushy), and arranged in the prepared pan until covering the bottom. Spread half of the filling into the pan, covering the soaked bread. Repeat another layer: bread - filling - bread (top)
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 25 - 30 minutes, until tops are browning and crispy. Remove from oven, and transfer to cooling rack. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes before cutting and serving

Serve warm with hot tea or coffee!

*My dad could hardly wait his slices of pudding to cool down and just dig in! A warning though, the filling will be hot! So try being a little patient... ^__^ As usual, shared with YeastSpotting


  1. Thank you for your well-wishes over at Apricosa! :) This savory bread pudding looks so delicious--thank you for sharing this inspiration with us!

    1. You're welcome... ^_^ Give it a try, it's great for brunch too!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...