From stale bread to yummy pudding

It is the Olympics season and my dear hubby is like glued to the TV. We went out for a quick dinner and he rushed home to watch our Malaysian women single. Too bad his ‘girlfriend’ lost. While he was so excited with the badminton match with Mulan from China (hmmm…what a name) and his ‘girlfriend’, I decided to bake a bread pudding from the half loaf of expiring today Gardenia bread.


I cannot stand the suspense and agony of watching our Malaysian team losing so that’s why I never watch any matches. Too ‘chi kek’. My bread pudding is very easy to do and I have baked a lot of bread pudding.

For today’s pudding, I use :

Bread – Half a loaf, spread with butter

Banana – three to four, slice into pieces

Raisin – a handful

Milk/cream – About 200 ml but quantity depends on your baking dish (use enough to just make them moist but not overflowing with milk)

Two eggs

Sugar – three tablespoon or reduce if you plan to sweeten them with jam



Find a casserole or any deep baking dish and oil the bottom
Spread some butter on the bread and cut them into quarters.
Layer the bread, banana and raisin in the baking dish
Beat egg, milk and sugar
Pour into the bread. Pour enough to cover the bread and let it soak. Do not put too much or you will have soggy pudding. Leave to stand for a few minutes.

Bake, covered with aluminim foil in 200 deg celcius oven for 20 minutes.
Open the cover and bake for another 10 minutes
Leave till warm so the pudding firms up.

Serve with icecream, whip cream, jam or any type of sauce you like.

bread pudding

By the time our Malaysian woman single player (sorry I don’t know her name) tapau balik kampung, my pudding is ready already. And my kids finished them in one sitting. Yumm…..

If you look at my related posts and compared the recipes, you may find some differences. Well, I never stick to one method or ingredients of cooking. Whatever recipes I have here are typed ‘live’, i.e. whatever I remember and used. Normally, I myself refer back to my old posts to recall how I cooked something. Hehehe, that’s me.

Post Author: Lilian

Food, travel, recipes. Chinese Malaysian, blogger, photographer and writer.

10 thoughts on “From stale bread to yummy pudding

    Peb@Food Made Simple

    (August 13, 2008 - 10:57 pm)

    I must try making bread pudding once again. The first time I tried, it failed terribly!Thanks for recipe.


    (August 14, 2008 - 1:16 am)

    Peb – Just go slow on the milk quantity and you should be fine. Usually, recipes tell us to use a certain quantity but the amount must depend on our baking dish, the depth of it.

    Yatie sawanila

    (August 14, 2008 - 8:51 am)

    I baked bread pudding exactly like yours with bananas last 2 weeks….suppose to take photo but my 4 years old son wallop all. I only can eat 1 slice….. Gonna bake and post in my blog next time before offering to him.


    (August 16, 2008 - 4:02 pm)

    Hi there,
    I’ve been quite a regular here, drooling and satisfying myself with your food pictures each time I drop in.


    (August 17, 2008 - 2:43 pm)

    This bread pudding with banana looks very decilious, I can’t wait to taste it ^^

    Erina Law

    (August 17, 2008 - 5:53 pm)

    It’s a good idea leh. I love this. Surely taste yummy. Must do it one of this day ………………


    (August 18, 2008 - 3:23 am)

    looks so yummy wei!!! *droolz*


    (August 24, 2008 - 12:16 am)

    hi.. i’m one of the silent reader of this blog.. but can’t read this blog too often because it makes me feel really hungry!! LOL.. i just want to ask a question.. do u know ‘daun selom’ in english? or is thai holly basil the same with daun selom? bit confused.. since i live in UK, every ingredients in English and not really knows daun selom..hehehe.. (tgh ngandung ni mcm2 pulak teringin nya.. *sigh*)

    really appreciate your help.


    (August 24, 2008 - 4:58 pm)

    Good recipe! Simple and delicious! Thks for sharing. Yum Yum


    (August 30, 2008 - 2:50 am)

    hi there.. this pudding looks yummy..
    2 days ago, i baked and i followed the steps you provided but i put apple instead..
    it was my FIRST time baking and it’s pretty straight forward just GREAT for beginners like me 🙂

    thanx so much..

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