Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bread Pudding

Today marks the 2nd day of a one week school break.  Term 1 is officially over now but with no Continual Assessment (CA1) for DD1 and DS2, I do not know how to gauge their performance.  For DD1, I'm not overly concern as her school results are fairly consistent.  But for DS2, I'm starting to worry especially on Mother Tongue.  I attempted to converse in Mandarin at home but he will request for me to speak in English as he doesn't understand.  I foresee he will struggle when exam comes.

Since it's school holiday, I invited my nephews over for lunch yesterday and we brought the kids to the neighbourhood park.  DS2 is a fast learner, despite not taking any lessons, he's able to skate fairly well now. Maybe that's the thing about boys, simply fearless?  However, he's not picking up waveboarding too well.  Nevertheless, we're taking it easy, just want him to enjoy and have fun.

With so many backlogs, I'm just going to show another quick and easy recipe - Bread Pudding.  I saw the beautiful pictures of this bread pudding in myresipi  and Zu helped me with the translation (thanks Zu!).

Whenever someone mention bread pudding, the first thing that comes to my mind is, it's baked stale bread soaked in milk, egg, sugar and dried fruits.  But this recipe is a non-baked version and best of all, it uses agar agar powder which I believe will be better appreciated by my family.

This is what you do to get a zebra effect, one tablespoon plain followed by one tablespoon chocolate mixture, till you finished up all the mixture.

Bread Pudding
Recipe adapted from Myresipi

4 slices bread
2 eggs
1/2 cup condensed milk
170ml evaporated milk
1/2 cup water

3 cups water
8g agar agar powder
1/2 cup sugar (can reduce if you don't like it too sweet, I used 1/4 cup)

2 T butter, melted
2 T cocoa powder

  1. Boil 3 cups water, agar agar powder and sugar in a pot.
  2. Blend bread, egg, condensed milk, evaporated milk and 1/2 cup water till smooth.  Add the blended mixture into the pot in step 1.
  3. Add butter and stir till the mixture boils then turn off heat (I turned off the fire before adding butter and stir till butter dissolve)
  4. Remove 1/2 portion mixture and add cocoa powder till the cocoa powder dissolves into the mixture.
  5. Pour the 2 mixture alternately till all are used. You have to work quick as the mixture sets quite fast.
  6. Once done, refrigerate.


Anonymous said...

What's the biggie she can do the flip? Many can too

WendyinKK said...

I can't do the flip.
And being so young, she's so good at it.
A huge one from me.

Blessed Homemaker said...

It's no biggie she can do the flip and obviously I know there are many out there can do so too. This is my blog and I can blog about anything I want. No need to make nasty comments like this.

Thanks! She'll be over the moon to hear your compliments. She's basically quite shy to do the flip in public but thanks to my nephew's presence, she did it :-)

Anonymous said...

This looks good. My family don't like the baked bread pudding, I'll try your recipe. Kk

Anonymous said...

I can't do the flip either and I think your daughter is good at it. Pls send her a big hug from me. Tin

Edith said...

My kids won't be able to do that flip too. Not to mention only one hand. You shld be proud of her.