This is a perfect way to use up delicious leftover sweet bread, and a very comforting way to start a weekend. I developed this recipe using my Hot Crossed Buns and it was yummy!
3 Sweet Rolls or 3 slices Sweet Bread (cinnamon, brioche, etc.)
2 cups Milk
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350℉ (177℃)
Cut up bread into 1-inch pieces.
Mix together the milk, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon. Pour over the bread. Let sit for 10-20 minutes until the bread soaks up some of the liquid.
Transfer to a buttered baking dish. Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown on top and slightly fluffy. A toothpick inserted should not be wet when removed.
Let cool slightly before serving.
This bread pudding will remind you of French Toast. To come up with the recipe I used my leftover Hot Crossed Buns and they were perfect. The tang from the orange, apricot and dried cranberries combined with the additional cinnamon was heavenly.
It is perfect as it is, but if you want to mix it up, you could drizzle warm maple syrup over it, or even a bit of melted butter. Yum!
Any sweet bread would work for this recipe., but you could also add other dried fruits. I might even consider adding a few chopped dried apricots to my version with Hot Crossed Buns.
Toasted pecans or walnuts
Other dried fruit
White Cholocate Chips (this might cross over into dessert, but that wouldn't be a problem here.