Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins
The original of this slightly tweaked recipe was found in the 2009 cookbook, Gingerbread.
- 1 lb gingerbread cake, day-old, cut into 1/4-inch slices
- 3⁄4 cup dried cranberries
- 4 large eggs
- 1 1⁄2 cups whole milk
- 1⁄2 cup heavy cream
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F & butter a 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
- Lay the gingerbread slices, overlapping, in the prepared dish, then sprinkle the dried cranberries over the slices.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, heavy cream, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, salt & vanilla extract, then pour this mixture over the gingerbread, gently pressing the pieces of cake into the custard, before setting the baking dish aside for 10 minutes.
- Set the bread pudding on a baking sheet & bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until it is puffed & golden.
- It can be served hot, at room temperature or cold.
I made this recipe with leftover gingerbread. I think it would have been better if I had torn the bread into chunks. There was not enough " pudding" for my taste but the flavor was very good.
A co-worker made this recipe and it is delicious. We microwaved a slice for 10 seconds and it was very very good.
Delicious ! I used leftover pumpkin cake with extra ginger added in to mixture. Sorry but I totally forgot to add dried fruit but my result was still fabulous. We ate it at room temp.