Aw, Amish Bread Pudding. What’s there not to like about this recipe from Glynis Jolly @Speculations Impressed, and just in time for all our family gatherings and celebrations. So here’s Glynis and her Amish Bread Pudding.
Christmas is just one week away. If you’re like me, you’re probably expecting pies as the desserts for the feast meal. That’s the way it was when I was a kid, one pumpkin, one cherry and one mincemeat. I decided that this year would be slightly different. Although the pies will still be served at our potluck meal on Christmas Day, I’m contributing bread pudding as an alternative and/or addition to the dessert table.
Many pies have way too much sugar for those who are diabetic like my husband. Sure, there’s the sugar substitutes like Splenda®. Even with this generally good alternative, many pies require one or more cups of sweetener. Someone who is diabetic could have problems with his or her blood sugar level anyway. In addition, Splenda® and other artificial sweeteners “may have a laxative effect.” (LIVESTRONG.COM)
The bread pudding recipe calls for 1/2 cup of sugar, at least one half less required than when making a pie. Still, my husband will have to limit himself to one serving (use the largest spoon in your silverware drawer as a guide for this amount).
A Little About the Amish
The Amish community is an offshoot from the Mennonites founded in the 15th century. When the Amish moved to the U.S., they made their settlements in Pennsylvania and were known more as the Pennsylvania Dutch. They are nonaggressive, refusing to fight in any confrontation, taking the stand of conscientious objector. Many will not serve the military in war, although they will take on the military positions not directly connected to the war.
I have a community of Mennonites living a few miles outside of this little town I live in. If you want quality herbs and spices, their general store is the place where I buy them.
Just to let you know, this isn’t one of those easy recipes like the ones I’ve shared in the past.
The Recipe: Amish Bread Pudding
- Measuring cups and spoons (1/4 cup, 1/2 cup, 1 cup, 1/4 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon)
- Mixing bowl
- Medium sauce pan
- 1 1/2 quart casserole dish
- Electric hand mixer
- 2 cups milk scalding
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup sugar (or Splenda®)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 3 cups soft breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup dried fruit bits (optional)
Directions: for 6 to 8 servings
Preheat oven to 350° F. Combine milk and butter in the sauce pan; stir until butter is melted. Cool to lukewarm. In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, sugar, salt and nutmeg; using mixer, beat at medium speed for one minute. Slowly stir in milk mixture. Place breadcrumbs in a lightly greased casserole dish sprinkle with the dried fruit bits. Bake for 50 minutes or until pudding has set. Serve warm with a sweetened whipped cream or creme fresh.
Thanks Glynis, and Happy Holidays to all. May all your wishes come true.
Time to eat…