Leftover Bread Pudding

It's very bad luck to throw away bread. Instead, put your extra bread in the freezer till you have enough for bread pudding!

Preparation Time:


2 cups cubed stale bread
1/2 cup raisins (or dried cranberries or cherries)
1/2 cup dried apple bits
1/2 cup walnut pieces (or slivered almonds)
2 cups milk (adjust as needed)
3 eggs
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1tsp vanilla extract


You will need two baking pans, one slightly larger than the other.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Butter the inside of the smaller pan. Combine the breadcrumbs and fruit and nuts and then pour the mixture into the pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar.

Beat together the milk, eggs, syrup and cinnamon and pour over the breadcrumbs. Make sure they are all saturated but not submerged. Add more milk as needed.

Fill the larger pan about half full of water and place on the center rack. Place the smaller pan inside. Cook for 45 minutes and test. If a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, it's done. Otherwise cook 10 more minutes and test again.

When done, lift the smaller pan out of the larger pan and set aside to cool. Turn off the oven and take out the larger pan full of water after it has cooled.

Additional Comments:

You can turn this into a savory breakfast treat by omitting the raisins, sugar and nuts and adding minced onions, celery and sausage chunks.

Quick Witch Tips:

Save your bread ends, crusts, etc. in a freezer bag and when it's full you'll know it's time to make bread pudding!

This dish is best served on the following occasions:

Harvest celebrations: First Harvest, Autumn Equinox, Thanksgiving

autumn, winter

This dish carries energies for the following magical purposes:
Prosperity, money, wealth, employment, abundance


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