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The loaf of last resort, revived

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Felila

The loaf of last resort, revived

My Danni bread 3.0 failed hard. I stuck it in the freezer, sliced, as the loaf of last resort. And then it came to me: I could make it into bread pudding. 

Well, it is far from the best bread pudding I have ever made. But it has its own weird walnut-y craisin-y charm. Would probably be best with vanilla ice cream :)

 

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Felila

I cube the bread and pour full-fat milk over the cubes until they are close to covered. Let soak for half an hour or longer, turning occasionally, so all the bread gets well soaked. Add eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla extract. I used 5 cups milk, ten large eggs, 1 1/2 cups organic sugar, 2 teaspoons sugar, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Bake in buttered pan(s) at 360 degrees (F) for an hour or so. Depends on your oven and your pans. I had to use two pans, one 9 X13 and one 9 X 9. Because it was a lot of bread, about a loaf and a half. 

I used a lot of milk because the failed bread was dense. I wasn't quite sure that the bread pudding would bake up firm. It would probably be better to have lighter bread, less milk, and thus more egg in the milk:egg ratio. 

This is one of those recipes that is quite forgiving and can be adjusted to your own tastes and available ingredients. This not-a-recipe seems useful:

https://food52.com/blog/9881-how-to-make-bread-pudding-without-a-recipe