Cookery

Easy Bread Halwa/Pudding

This is a recipe that we do whenever we have some leftover bread in the fridge that needs to be used… White bread works the best with this in my opinion and I’m not saying that other whole grain breads won’t work, but the texture would be different…

Ingredients

So, heres what you’ll need…

  • Bread – Atleast 5-6 slices of preferably Sweet White Bread…
  • Milk – enough to completely soak (not flood) the bread used…
  • Ghee – At-least 3 tbsp but more can be added to taste…
  • Sugar or Sweetener – to taste…
  • Condensed Milk [Optional] – to taste…
  • Flavourings – to taste (quantity depends on which brand used as concentration varies)…
    • Cardamom Extract
    • Saffron Drops

Method

  1. Remove the crust and then soak and mash the Bread in Milk in a bowl…
  2. Heat the ghee in a pan and pour in the mashed bread along with the milk remaining in the bowl…
  3. Stir continuously and cook till the milk reduces and you end up with what looks like a paste… Add more milk if at any time, the mixture seems to become dry… If instead the mixture seems too wet or flooded, it means you have added too much milk and so, add more bread and mash… 🙂
  4. Add Sugar/Sweetener and the Flavourings and mix well. Make sure the sugar/sweetener dissolves completely (if needed, add a little bit of milk to aid the sugar dissolving)…
  5. Add the desired amount of Condensed Milk [Optional] and more Ghee if needed, and continue cooking till the desired texture and consistency is achieved ie, ideally, the ghee should separate…
  6. Once done, feel free to serve hot but its best to let it rest for a while, preferably in a mould of your choice so that once it sets and cools down, the shape would be great for presentation… 🙂

P.S: The color of the end result depends on the kind and quality of bread used and how long the mixture is cooked, and how much caramelisation happens in the process… As Marco Pierre White always says, recipe is just a guideline… 🙂

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