Budin (Puerto Rican Bread Pudding)

Budin (Puerto Rican Bread Pudding)

24 Reviews 6 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    1 h 30 m
  • Ready In

    5 h
Nande
Recipe by  Nande

“Budin is a traditional Puerto Rican bread pudding, this recipe was provide to me by a friend and I thought I share it with you all. Enjoy!”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 budin

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Directions

  1. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Add the cinnamon sticks, cloves, and anise seeds. Cover, and set aside to steep for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine 2 tablespoons water with 1/2 cup sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally to dissolve the sugar completely, but stop stirring once the mixture comes to a boil. Stay near the stove to monitor the color, swirling the pan gently to redistribute the caramel as the sugar begins to darken. Cook to about 310 degrees F (160 degrees C), or until the sugar turns light golden brown, then pour into a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Set aside to allow the caramel to harden.
  3. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Remove the crusts from the day-old bread, tear the bread into cubes, and place into a large mixing bowl. Strain the spice tea through a fine mesh sieve to remove the spices. Add to the bread along with the evaporated milk. Stir to evenly moisten, and set aside for 10 minutes. Whisk the eggs in a large mixing bowl along with 1 1/2 cups of sugar, the vanilla extract, salt, and melted butter. Stir in the moistened bread mixture until evenly mixed. Pour into the loaf pan over the caramel.
  5. Line a roasting pan with a damp kitchen towel. Place the loaf pan on the towel, inside roasting pan, and place roasting pan on oven rack. Fill roasting pan with boiling water to reach halfway up the sides of the loaf pan.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool in the pan for about an hour, then refrigerate until cold, 2 hours more. When ready, invert the budin onto a serving plate. The caramel will have turned to a syrup and will cover the budin like a sauce.

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Reviews (24)

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Sandra
35

Sandra

It took me back home. I love it! I added 1/2 tsp of fresh ground ginger and 2 of the little boxes of raisins.

Marie
32

Marie

This has to be the BEST bread pudding I have ever tasted. Absolutely delicious. I need to improve on my caramel abilities (I cooked it to hard crack stage) but even that did not spoil the dish. Will make this recipe over and over again. mlnordeste

sacket
25

sacket

favorite bread pudding recipe ever. everybody in my family raves about it. you may need to make more caramel sauce than the original calls for; i always do. this recipe makes a lot, and i use two medium-sized, round casserole dishes to make two individual puddings. doing that makes the finished product look like a giant flan; it's really very pretty.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (10 total)

  • Calories
  • 488 cal
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 15.8 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs
  • 74.9 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 13.1 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol
  • 126 mg
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 656 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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