Budin (Filipino Bread Pudding)

Ingredients :

  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 cups day old bread, diced (about 6 bread slices)
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp. melted butter (or margarine)
  • 1 cup macapuno (or 1 cup drained langka jackfruit preserves)
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Cooking Procedures :

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 1-1/2 quart casserole. In a saucepan, heat milk over low heat until tiny bubbles appear around the edges. Remove from heat, add diced bread.
  2. For custard-like pudding, let bread soak for about 30 minutes, mash pieces against the side of bowl with a spoon until mixture is smooth.
  3. Blend in eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla and butter. Add macapuno or langka.
  4. Pour into greased casserole or caramel-lined pan, place in a larger baking pan with warm water about 1″ up the side of the casserole.
  5. Steam-bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until tester knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  6. Serves 6 to 8.

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