Friday, April 18, 2014

Bread Pudding in Minutes! (Microwave Recipe)

(Adapted from Microwave Cooking by Sanjeev Kapoor)

This week I decided to post a recipe I have been making over quite a few years...since my little S was born. When Little S was a toddler, I did not have an OTG. I just had a microwave and did lot of microwave cooking too. At that time, hubby dear gifted me a book on microwave cooking by Sanjeev Kapoor. From that book, I learned how to make Gujarati Kadhi and Bhindi Masala in the microwave.

This easy bread pudding was one of those recipes I picked up from that book. The recipe is so simple, and most of the ingredients are generally available at home at all times. As a harried and over-tired full-time working mom of a toddler, this recipe saved my life many times.

It has got the goodness of milk, eggs, and butter. I really do not know any vegetarian alternatives to replace eggs for this recipe. All of these are nutritious for growing children.

Here is the simple recipe:


Milk: Half liter (Any type of milk. I used toned milk. You can use full-cream milk too.)
Eggs: 2
Sugar: 3 and a half tablespoons (add more according to taste)
Bread: 3-4 slices
Butter: 2 tablepsoons
Vanilla essence: 1 and a half teaspoon

For decoration:
Cashews and raisins: a handful
Tutti-fruiti: 1 tsp


1. Boil the milk and add sugar to the scalding hot milk. Adding sugar to the scalding milk enables easy mixing of the sugar. You can add more sugar to make it sweeter. I just love my bread pudding mildly sweet.
2. Tear the bread into pieces with your hands and dunk the pieces in the milk. You need not cut the pieces with a knife. The best part of this recipe is that you can use stale bread for this recipe too!
3. Let the bread pieces soak in the milk till the milk cools to room temperature.
4. Once the milk has cooled, add the eggs, vanilla essence, and butter. Mix well with a spoon. Pour Tutti fruit and raisins on top.

5. Pour the mixture into a microwave dish and place it inside the microwave. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 10 minutes.

6. After 10 minutes are over, let it sit inside the microwave for 5 more minutes. This standing time is vital.
7. Take the pudding out of the microwave. Let is cool to room temperature. Chill in the fridge for 2 hours. Serve topped with chocolate sauce.

Enjoy! Your children will love it.