Caramel Bread Pudding

21 Mar

This Goan staple in the dessert family can be done in 2 ways. One is with bread which is usually white bread or with custard. Custard Powder is a yellow colored corn starch that is flavored with vanilla essence. Custard is used for many Goan recipes like fruit salads, trifle and plain custard. What I love about this recipe is that the Goan caramel pudding is lower in fat calories. It’s the Goan version of Creme Brulee and Flan with a darker caramel base.



Ingredients for Caramel Bread Pudding

  • 2 cups of reduced fat milk or regular milk
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 10 tbsp of sugar
  • 3 slices of crustless bread ( white or whole wheat)
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp of water for caramel
  • pinch of salt

Making Caramel:

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Coating a steel bowl with caramel for caramel bread pudding

Direction :

  • In a steel bowl add 2 tbsp of sugar and 1 tbsp of water and carefully place the bowl on medium low heat till the sugar melt and caramelizes. Then slowly coat the inside of the bowl with the hot caramel use mittens or thongs.
  • You can also make the caramel and coat a baking dish or you can use the store-bought caramel.
  • Let cool till it hardens.
  • Add the remaining sugar to the milk, stir and bring the milk to a boil. Take off heat add a pinch of salt, vanilla stir and soak the bread in the milk till it cools.
  • Mash the bread well and then add the beaten eggs and pour this mixture in caramelized bowl or baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil.
  • Heat oven to 350F and bake the caramel bread pudding for 40 to 50 minutes in a water bath or you can steam it on the stove for 40 to 45 minutes.
  • Let it cool completely and they carefully flip it on a serving plate. Decorated with slivered almonds if you like.

Goan Caramel Bread Pudding


125 Responses to “Caramel Bread Pudding”

  1. newsandviewsjb October 21, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

    Again I want to say thanks – am pleased you enjoyed “Nathan Hale Homestead Transformed Into Festive Fiddle Playing Farmer’s Market.” – Jackie

    • Nandini October 21, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

      You are so welcome Jackie, and thanks for always stopping by and leaving a sweet note 🙂

  2. laroseedespetiteschoses October 21, 2014 at 3:49 pm #

    I am looking at this treat and I am getting sooooo hungry right now. Thank you for all your “Likes” ❤

    • Nandini October 21, 2014 at 6:12 pm #

      You are so welcome 🙂

  3. newsandviewsjb October 29, 2014 at 5:53 am #

    Thank you for the like of “Destination:Cozy Vanilla Bean Cafe in Pompret, Connecticut.” Much appreciated! – Jackie

    • Nandini October 29, 2014 at 5:20 pm #

      You are welcome Jackie. Thanks for the kind note 🙂

  4. mihrank November 16, 2014 at 5:49 pm #

    This is super presentation!

    • Nandini November 16, 2014 at 6:05 pm #

      Thank you Mihran!

      • mihrank November 16, 2014 at 6:08 pm #

        May I ask the origin of you name? Thank you:)

  5. mls2604 November 18, 2014 at 9:40 am #

    Looks delicious.

  6. drano60 November 19, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

    ty for looking at my site,yours is great!!! i really am going to change my7 old standard bread pudding recipe’s and try that caramel one!!! thank you Duane

    • Nandini November 19, 2014 at 9:04 pm #

      Wow Duane, I am truly flattered that you would be willing to try my recipe over your successful one.

  7. newsandviewsjb December 1, 2014 at 10:19 am #

    Thank you for the like of Sofia’s Rice Krispies Treats!

  8. newsandviewsjb December 13, 2014 at 11:00 am #

    Thanks so much for the “Mom’s Recipe Box: Holiday Encore..” like!

    • Nandini December 13, 2014 at 2:37 pm #

      You are welcome 🙂

  9. newsandviewsjb November 12, 2015 at 5:20 am #

    Reblogged this on newsandviewsjb.

    • Nandini November 13, 2015 at 6:35 pm #

      Thank You so much Jackie for the re-blog. That is very kind and generous of you 🙂


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