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Get It Down Pat Bread Pudding

Get It Down Pat
Probably the quickest, easiest bread pudding you'll ever make!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Servings 9 Servings

Equipment

  • 1 8" x 8" baking pan
  • 1 medium bowl for egg mixture
  • 2 small bowls for glaze
  • 1 whisk or mixer
  • 1 Set of measuring cups
  • 1 Set of measuring spoons

Ingredients
  

Bread Pudding

  • Old pieces of bread You'll need enough bread scraps to fill an 8" x 8" pan.
  • 2 T Melted butter
  • 1/4 C Dried cherries (optional) Feel free to substitute cherries with raisins or add a chopped nut such as walnuts or almonds.
  • 4 Large eggs
  • 3/4 C Sugar
  • 1 t Ground cinnamon
  • 1 t Vanilla extract

Glaze

  • 1 C Powdered sugar
  • 2 T Melted butter
  • 1 t Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 to 1 oz Liquor of choice (optional) Some ideas: Krupnik (a Polish Honey vodka), whiskey, rum, Bailey's Irish Creme, Kahlua, Jack Daniels Honey, Rumchata, Fireball whiskey, vanilla-flavored vodka, King Cake Rum
  • 1 to 3 T Hot water, as needed If adding alcohol, you might need less water.

Instructions
 

Bread Pudding

  • Preheat over to 350 degrees.
  • Cut or tear bread into 1/2 to 1 inch cubes. Use enough bread to fill an 8" x 8" baking pan.
  • Pour the melted better over the bread.
  • If adding dried fruits or nuts, do so now, sprinkling them over the top of the bread.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients, mixing well. ( I used a whisk to get the job done. If you want, you can use a mixer or an immersion blender, but it's not necessary.) Pour mixed egg solution evenly over the bread. Press bread down to help ensure that all of the bread pieces are soaked in the egg solution.
  • Bake in preheated over at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. The top should look slightly browned when done.

Glaze

  • Mix together melted butter with powdered sugar and vanilla.
  • Add liquor, if so desired. Mix again.
  • Add hot water, mixing after every tablespoon is incorporated. Stop when you've reached desired consistency. The glaze should be smooth and fluid, so it can be drizzled on top of the bread pudding, but should not be too runny or thin.