Instructions

  1. Put the bread in a fairly shallow, single-serving, microwave-safe bowl.

  2. Whisk together the egg, milk, vanilla, and sugar. Pour over the bread in the bowl, stirring gently to combine.

  3. Stir in chips or dried fruit. And/or sprinkle with cinnamon, cinnamon-sugar, or nutmeg.

  4. Microwave for 1 minute, uncovered. Check and see if it's still liquid. If it is, microwave in 30-second bursts, till pudding is cooked all the way to the center; the very center can still look a bit uncooked, but it shouldn't be liquid.

  5. Remove from the microwave. If desired, drizzle with maple syrup or melted caramel or fudge sauce or... Serve warm; whipped cream or ice cream are always welcome.

Tips from our Bakers

  • For berry bread pudding, omit the chips or dried fruit; and layer the bread cubes with fresh berries before microwaving.
  • Why the range in volume for the chips? Use more for an assertive hit of chocolate in every bite; use fewer if you want other flavors, rather than chocolate, to take center stage.