Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
Belizean Bread Pudding is a traditional Belizean recipe for a classic baked dessert made with coconut milk, evaporated milk and rum. I found this recipe on the BelizeAttractions website, and I thought it was worth a try.
- 1 loaf white bread (day-old or stale is best)
- 1 3⁄4 cups granulated sugar (350g)
- 1⁄2 cup seedless raisin (300g)
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon (3 dsp)
- 1⁄2 cup butter (125g)
- 200 ml evaporated milk
- 400 ml coconut milk
- 1 ounce rum (or 1 ounce brandy or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
- 1⁄2 cup water
- Break up the bread into a large bowl. Add the sugar, raisins, butter, cinnamon, and mix gently with a large spoon.
- In a saucepan over medium heat, mix together the evaporated milk, coconut milk, and water; cook until hot.
- Add creamy mixture to the bowl with bread pieces, and set aside until bread is soggy. Then add the alcohol (or vanilla extract) and mix well.
- Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C,.
- Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan, Pour bread pudding into greased pan, and bake 90 minutes, or until the bread pudding is crunchy. Let cool completely.
- Turn out and place crunchy side up. It's delicious as is, or even better topped with ice cream, custard, or whipped cream.
Made for ZWT7 this is a very nice bread pudding with the flavor of coconut added. I used whole wheat bread as I almost never have white bread in the house. While any of the suggested toppings would be great I didn't think I needed the added calories and passed on them. Even though you really can't tell be my photo this has a moist creamy texture that, in it's self, is reminiscent of custard. I went heavier on the raisins because DH really likes them. Would you believe that we had it warm for lunch because it's a chill dark day with a cold hard wind blowing and it really hit the spot. :D