Friday, May 20, 2011

Excite The Senses With Bread Pudding

I have always had a passion for food.  I love the flavors, the smells, the textures, the colors, even the sounds - like the sound of a wooden spoon stirring the sides of a pot, the sound of onions being sauteed in olive oil, the sound of my favorite soup bubbling on the stove, even the clatter of dishes being set on the table.   What about the smell of apple pie baking in the oven?  And the smell of lasagna wafting through the house, you can smell the cheese melting!  Our most recognized senses are sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch.  What more can excite our senses, than the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures of food?


This is a picture of a wonderful restaurant in Montague, Prince Edward Island, Canada.  It is called "Windows on the Water".  I had the pleasure of dining here on a family trip to PEI in the summer of  2009.  It was highly recommended in one of our travel guides and we jumped at the chance to eat here.  We had a delicious meal and excellent service, but what did it for me, was the magnificent bread pudding!  Before we flew back home, we went out of our way to visit this restaurant again.  I believe we drove 1 1/2 hours just to eat there.  That's how much we loved it! 

This is a picture of my husband holding a plate of the sinfully delicious bread pudding!  I swore I would not rest until I came up with something just as good.  That, or I would have to visit PEI more often for a fix of this delectable dessert! 

My Bread Pudding

Remove crust from french bread loaf, cut into one inch cubes.  Should be day-old.  

Drizzle melted butter over bread cubes and sprinkle plumped sultana raisins over top.

 In a large bowl, add eggs, milk, cinnamon, and a few other ingredients ;)      
Pour your mixture over the bread, pushing down with whisk, making sure everything is soaked
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 40-45 minutes.  I love the smell bread pudding leaves in the house! 
Ingredients for making the brown sugar sauce
This is the sauce cooling in a glass bowl

A slice of heaven and a feast for the senses!

I am so very proud of this recipe, as I managed to recreate the delicious dessert I so enjoyed in PEI.  Thank you to Windows On The Water for the inspiration!  This is definitely a favorite of mine and will be in my cookbook!  Hope you enjoyed reading this post.  I would love to hear from you!  All comments are appreciated.  Have a wonderful day! xo


  1. Rosinda your bread pudding looks luscious. Can't wait for you to finished writing your cookbook so I can be one of your first customers. xoxo

  2. oh you were on PEI :) I'm up east, were you here? You'll have to make sure to come again :)

    can't wait to try the pudding :)

    yummy looking!

    Denise of Ingleside

  3. How beautiful! I love bread pudding and yours looks fantastic. Often when I'm hungry at night with no dessert around I whip up a quick one, no recipe just mix and pray. Creme Anglaise is a lovely sauce for it too. Keep up the recipes, I love reading about your cooking!

  4. Yummy!!!! It looks fabulous, Rosinda! We should all meet at that restaurant on PEI...with Denise and have the dessert : ) I had a yummy bread pudding at the pub in the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, MA. They put a little bourbon in their sauce...mmmm! Love your posts and count me in for one of your cookbooks!! Hugs, Sherry xx

  5. Dearest Rosinda - just catching up on all I've missed and saw this lovely post! This is what we call Bread & Butter Pudding here...Bread Pudding is a big slab of stodgy cake, made from breadcrumbs, very heavy & served cold. Aren't the differences funny? I make Bread &Butter pud with brioche & flavour with orange zest for one of the places I supply...usually butter the slices, but this looks a much cleverer way to do it! I'll try it next week. Can't wait to read more of your wonderful recipes sweetie - your blog is a pleasure to visit!! xoxo

  6. and a few other ingredients ;) AH! ur to cute
    this looks great

  7. Rosinda, I LOVE this!!! I have a couple of family members who just love bread pudding and they always order it when we are out and it is offered. The fact that you tried to replicate your favorite bread pudding is a testament to your willingness to seek perfection in food!! That's what it's all about!! xoxo