This pudding is for Breaking the Fast of Yom Kippur -- The Day of Atonement -- & the recipe was found in the 1998 publication, A Treasury of Jewish Baking. [NOTE: This description was edited on 9 June 2009.]
- 10 cups challah, in chunks
- 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 8 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, melted & cooled
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt, to taste
- 2 cups apples, peeled, coarsely chopped (optional)
- 3⁄4 cup raisins (optional)
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, to taste
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F & lightly grease a 9"x13" baking dish.
- Place the bread chunks in a large mixing bowl.
- In another bowl, mix together the evaporated milk, whole milk, half and half, eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, baking powder & salt, then pour this mixture over the bread chunks & let stand for 10 minutes.
- Fold in the apples & raisins, if using, then spoon the mixture into the prepared pan & dust the top with A LITTLE powdered sugar & cinnamon.
- Bake 35-45 minutes, or until lightly golden.
- Cool about 5 minutes before serving, although it will also taste just fine served cold.
A fabuolous bread pudding recipe Syd, and honestly one of the best I have tried in a long time! WHY? I think it is the choice of bread, the evaporated milk, apples, vanilla and cinnamon! I did not have challah, well not in name, but I did have a similar type of bread with the same texture and baking method. I made the full amount, and gave half of the bread pudding to an elderly neighbour as a mid-Lent treat! Worth every one of the 5 stars, and another great recipe from one of my favourite chefs! Thanks! Made for the Meat Pies group in the Aus/NZ recipe swap, Syd is a teammie!! FT:-)
A recipe for Yom Kippur?? Shame on you, you should be fasting! (Actually I'm guessing it's for breaking the fast...) Sounds delicious, and I'll try it very soon.
This has got to be the best bread pudding ever! I married this up with a homemade caramel sauce and my family loved it! This is the perfect Hanukkah/Thankgiving dessert. Thanks Syd!