Delicious peruvian dessert that you can make at home.

The Peruvian Bread Pudding or Budin de pan is a dessert popular in Peru. Bread is one of the easiest to recycle, and turning stale bread into bread pudding has always been a wonderful way to give new life to an otherwise useless piece of food. This is probably why this dessert became so popular in many countries around the world.

Directions

Ingredients

  • 1 Large loaf of bread (approximately 22 slices)
  • 7 Eggs
  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 1/8 Teaspoon ground clove
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 Cups milk
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Cup sugar to caramelize pan
  • ½ Cup nuts cut in medium size pieces
  • ½ Cup raisins (optional)
  • 1 Teaspoon lemon or orange rind (optional)

Directions

  • Melt sugar in a medium saucepan, at low heat, until it turns golden and caramelize a tube pan. Set aside.
  • Place bread slices in a large bowl and cover with 6 cups of hot water, pressing bread with the hand so it gets soaked. Leave bread in water for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Place bread in a colander to drain excess water. Discard water. Return to a large bowl and add hot milk with vanilla. Force mixture through a strainer. Add eggs previously mixed, sugar, clove,and cinnamon.
  • Pour mixture into caramelized pan and bake in preheated oven at 350 °F (180 °C) for 1:15 hours approximately.
  • Remove from oven and unmold. Serve.

Peruvian Bread Pudding