Sourdough 5 spice bread pudding

Disclaimer: I don't actually remember ever eating or making bread pudding in my pre-vegan days, so I have no idea how similar this is to conventional bread pudding. All I know is that it's delicious. I ate both servings last night. The top is sugary and crisp, while the insides are creamy, warm, and gooey.

Bread pudding, makes 2 generous servings
3 1/2 c. cubed sourdough bread (a crusty variety; stale is just fine)
2/3 c. coconut milk
2/3 c. soy milk
1/4 c. unrefined cane sugar + 1 tsp.
1 1/2 tbs. cornstarch
1 tbs. margarine, melted
1 tbs. orange juice
1 tsp. lemon zest
1 tsp. cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. 5 spice
1/8 tsp. cardamom

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a large bowl, whisk together the milks, 1/4 c. sugar, cornstarch, margarine, oj, zest, cocoa, and spices.

Toss in the bread cubes and stir/press until they have soaked up most of the liquid. Let them soak while the oven finishes heating.

Divide the bread into two 4" ramekins. You can pack it a little to make it fit, and drizzle in any extra liquid left in the bowl. Sprinkle the tops of each with 1/2 tsp. of sugar. Bake for about 25 minutes until the bread is lightly browned.

They taste best straight from the oven.


jonimarie said...

this looks really yummy and perfect now that the weather is cooling down. thanks for the recipe.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Ooh, this sounds great! Do you ever make it with Acme bread?

shaudi said...

um, you know i only live like 2 minutes away! looks so good!

mel said...

melisser: I used Grace Baking this time, but I bet Acme would be great, too!

Caty said...

Looks so yummy! I love the idea of using coconut milk.

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