Written by adam on Dec 13, 2007
Bread Pudding Flan
I really did not know how else to describe this other than "flan." They are cooked similarly to flan or custard, in small ramekin cups. But they require far less work in preparation than flan.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat a kettle of water to boiling. Slice up the stale bread into small cubes, about 3/4-inch thick. Set aside. Grease 4-6 ramekin dishes with some butter or shortening.
In a medium sauce pan, heat the milk, coffee, and 2 tablespoons of the butter just to a simmer. Remove from heat. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg, white sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Add the bread cubes and toss to combine. Now add the milk mixture and turn gently to combine. Let the mixture set in this bowl for about 5 minutes for the bread to absorb the liquid.
Ladle the mixture into small ramekins and place in a deep casserole or pan. Before putting the pan into the oven, pour in the hot water into the pan around the ramekins to go about 1/2 the way up the sides. Cook in the oven for about 40 minutes.
Remove from oven, and remove ramekins from water bath. Let cool 15-20 minutes to set up completely.
Make the brown sugar sauce by whisking the brown sugar, butter, and brandy over medium heat until the mixture simmers.
Invert the ramekins over individual plates and let the flan fall away. Spoon the sauce over the top and serve.
Responses to "Bread Pudding Flan" ...
Oh man, that looks scrumptuous. I am not a fan of any kind of wet bread, but that really looks good!
count me in. I'll take flan OR bread pudding any day.
yeah, I know it's not flan. I just didn't know what else to call it. Other than "Mini-pudding."
Hrm. That sounds good, actually.
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