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Bread Custard Pudding


Bread custard is one of the usual breads you can see in a local bakery. If you are not familiar with the name bread custard, then you might be familiar with it when I tell you that it is similar to the “bread pudding”.

Let me share you a quick history of this sweet snack. Many years ago, chefs are looking for a way on how to use the stale breads that have been left at the pantry. These breads are almost dry, almost hard, and is very not palatable at this state. The chefs invented the bread custard to have a way of saving these stale breads and let people enjoy them in a new form.

That history was many years ago already but I apply it whenever I have some excess bread in the pantry. Food waste is a no no for me so these type of recipes is very useful to help reduce leftover foods.


I’m not sure if it is just us or not but, do you buy a lot of loaf bread during the Christmas to New Year season? We are just a family of 7 but we buy 5 loaves of bread during this time of the year. We often have visitors, that’s why I get it when we buy a lot. Expiration dates for loaf breads are usually 5 to 7 days only. And more often than not, we have excess bread at the end of the celebrations.

Bread custard is my go-to dish whenever our loaf breads are getting near their due dates. This dish gives the bread a brand new look and taste. You won’t even know that there’s bread in it! This sweet dessert is similar to a leche flan, but has more texture to it.

What I love about bread custard is that it is less sweeter than a regular creme custard (leche flan) and is much more fulfilling, since it has more carbohydrates from the bread. It’s not just a dessert, but definitely also a snack!

If you are worried about giving your kids leche flan because it is too sweet, you can give them bread custard instead! If you wanna know how to make some bread custard, read and follow the simple steps below. Happy cooking!


  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 5 slices of bread

  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 pieces egg yolks
  • 2 pieces whole eggs
  • Combine the water and white sugar in a pan and then stir a bit. Heat the pan using low heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Continue cooking to allow the sugar to caramelize. Once it turns into a honey-like color, turn the heat off and transfer to the molder or container. Let it cool and set aside.
  • Crack the eggs in a bowl and then add the rest of the egg yolks. Beat gently. Add the condensed milk, evaporated milk and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined. Set aside.
  • Prepare the slices of bread and remove the edges. Then, slice them into smaller pieces.
  • Place the bread into a blender to turn them into breadcrumbs. Then, add the milk and eggs mixture. Blend for a whole minute.
  • Pour the mixture into the molder with caramelized sugar. Cover the molder with a foil and then steam using low heat for 45 minutes.
  • Let the bread custard cool or chill it for about 4 to 5 hours.
  • Loosen the edges using a knife or a spatula. Flip the bread custard into a large plate. Slice them into serving pieces. Enjoy this chilled as a dessert. Yum!

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