Sunday, December 8, 2013


Don't know what to do with all the bread that you'll be getting as a gift (yes, people still give food as gifts) this Christmas? Aside from bird feed, why not try making bread pudding?

Here's my version. I named it PBB or Piaya-Biscocho-Bread Pudding.

What you need:
1 pack of Piaya 
1 pack of Biscocho
6 slices of bread
2 cups milk
3 eggs
2 tbsp melted butter
1/2 cup muscovado sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup dried dates
Let's get started!

1. Tear the slices of bread, Piaya and the Biscocho sticks.
2. Evenly spread the torn pieces in a greased rectangular baking pan.
3. Drizzle the melted butter on top of the bread pieces.
4. Evenly scatter the dried dates on top; set aside.
5. Beat the eggs, milk, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla.
6. Pour the mixture over the bread pieces in the pan.
7. Press the bread down using a spatula making sure the mixture is absorbed and evenly spread.
8. Set aside for 5 minutes.
9. Bake for 30 − 40 minutes in a pre-heated oven.
10. You will know that it is done when the top of the pudding bounces back when you give it a tap.
11. Let it cool.
12. Cut into even square pieces.
It's tea time!

Serve with flavored hot tea (or any hot beverage).

The Piaya and the Biscocho will give the pudding an interesting texture while the dried dates will serve as another source of sweetness depending on one's preference. Don't like your pudding a little too sweet? Skip the dates.