It’s that time of the year when the whole world is in a festive mood. Peace & joy are the two words that come to my mind whenever I think about Christmas time. I think those two words are very much relevant today especially in the background of Mumbai terror attacks. It is a sad fact that frequency of such brutal attacks are on the rise in present times. Hope and pray that all the responsible parties will stop the blame game and do something meaningful and productive to prevent such evils.
Along with millions of people I also pay tribute to those who have lost their lives & their loved ones. Also pray that those who have sustained through that nightmare find the courage to overcome that horrifying experience. Let this Christmas time help us to regain the hope for a peaceful & joyous world.
Through this post I’ve revisited one of the recipes I posted during the initial days of blogging. I’ve made only minor changes in the recipe (back then I wasn’t able to post a pic of the same). So am posting the recipe again. I would say this is one of the easiest and yummy deserts that you could make at a very short notice.
Here is the recipe:
- Bread – 4 slices
Butter – 2 1/2 tbsp
- Milk – 3/4 cup
Egg – 1
Sugar – 1/4 cup & 1-2 tbsp
Vanilla essence – 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon powder – 1/4 tsp
- Cashew nuts & raisins – a handful,chopped
Grease a steaming dish. Remove the crust from bread pieces & apply butter to both sides. Cut in triangular shape or cubes. Spread these pieces in the dish. Sprinkle the chopped nuts & raisins over the bread pieces. Combine milk, sugar, egg, vanilla essence & cinnamon powder. Beat well. Pour this over the bread pieces. Cover the dish with aluminium foil.
Fill water to the 1/4th of the steamer/appachembu. Place the pudding dish in the steamer. Cook on high flame for 14 minutes. Switch off the gas and keep the steamer closed for 4 more minutes. Open the steamer and take out the dish and remove the foil. Allow it to cool for sometime. Serve warm or cold.
Notes: I used butter bread and Amul butter. I think these two factors enhanced the flavor of the pudding (You can use either salted or unsalted butter, it’s a personal choice). Though you can serve it cold, we preferred it warm. If leftover is there, refrigerate and microwave the pudding for 15-25 seconds before serving. There are a variety of recipes for bread pudding, so I don’t claim any authenticity for this recipe. It’s just the way we like it, hope you also like it :) . The above measurements is good to serve 3 persons.
You can see the old version here.