This bread pudding is similar to a souffli. It will, in fact, "fall" somewhat as it cools, but you won't be disappointed with its creamy tartness. French or Italian bread, with crusts removed, works well with this bread pudding recipe. If your bread is less than a day old, you can "age" it by placing slices in a 300F oven for 15 or 20 minutes, or until some of the moisture is baked out.
- 3 Rounded cups of 1/2" bread cubes
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- 1 C Whipping cream
- 1 C Whole milk
- 1 C Sugar
- 3 T Butter, cut into small pieces
- 1/4 t Salt
- 4 Large eggs, separated
- 1/2 C Fresh lemon juice
- Confectioner's sugar
Preheat oven to 325F. Butter the bottom only of a 2-quart casserole or souffli dish. Combine bread cubes and lemon zest in large bowl. Set aside. Combine whipping cream, milk, sugar, butter and salt in a heavy saucepan. Over medium heat, cook until butter melts, stirring occasionally. Pour over bread mixture, and toss. Allow to cool. Lightly beat the egg yolks, then beat in the lemon juice, and stir into the bread mixture. Set aside. Beat egg whites in large bowl of electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Do not overbeat. Gently fold egg whites into bread mixture. Pour bread mixture into prepared dish, and bake for 1 hour, or until a knife inserted 1 inch from center comes out clean. The top of the pudding should be golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Dust with confectioner's sugar, if desired. Serve warm, at room temperature or chilled.
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Submitted By: Marlen
Heavenly Lemon Bread Pudding