I don’t know about you…But I just so happen to have lots of left over bread… so I’ll be making some Portuguese bread pudding using papo secos! Very easy and yummy too. You can absolutely adjust the ingredients depending on how much bread you have to use, or what bread you have leftover in your home.
2 1/4 cups of whole milk
1 cup of granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
4 Portuguese bread rolls aka Papo Secos at least 2 days old
2 tablespoons of sugar mixed with 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
Preheat oven at 350 F
Grease an oven proof baking dish (I used a 9×7 Pyrex dish)
Cut the bread into large or big pieces… that’s up to you, and fill the baking dish to the very top…leave aside.
In a medium bowl beat together the milk, sugar, vanilla, and eggs until creamy.
Pour the creamy mixture slowly over the bread, making sure to stop in-between pours to allow the bread to absorb the liquid.
Once you pour all the mixture, let it rest for about 15 minutes. Also, make sure to use your fingers and press down on the bread in ares where it looks a little dry so that the creamy mixture can be absorbed.
Last but not least, sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the whole top of the bread and bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes.
Let it cool before serving… Enjoy!!!
I suggest my Malassada Bread Pudding Recipe which of course, uses malassadas instead of traditional bread options which makes an extra sweet treat!
If you make these delicious strawberry scones, be sure to tag me on social media! I would love to see your creations.