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Bread Pudding

Recipes for this baked dessert can turn stale bread into a delicious treat.

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Bread Pudding

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

A slice of bread pudding, 2023. Melissa Carrier, photographer.

Bread pudding is a dessert that is made through three main steps. First, by soaking bread in either milk or cream. Second, by adding in eggs, butter, and sugar. And, lastly, baking the mixture in an oven. Bread puddings are popular around the world, but they are especially popular in Louisiana. Bread pudding recipes first appeared in Louisiana cookbooks more than one hundred and thirty years ago, and they often used French bread. Making bread pudding is a good way to turn stale bread into a delicious dessert.

Today recipes for bread pudding may include caramelized bananas, peaches, chunks of white chocolate, and all kinds of sauces. Louisiana, the Gulf Coast, and especially New Orleans are famous for their bread pudding.