Sweet Bread Pudding

I make this when I have a lot of leftover bread, or my sourdough loaf comes out too tangy or dense.


Loaf of old bread, torn into small chunks.

About two cups of milk or orange juice. You can dilute with water if you like.

2 tablespoons lemon juice.

2 eggs.

Optional: Ripe fruit, such as plums, apples, mangoes, pears, or peaches, cut into chunks.

1/2  cup sugar. You may need more or less, depending on the tanginess of the fruit and bread.

1/2 tsp. baking soda, if you are using fruit.

1 teaspoon cinnamon.


Tear a loaf of bread into small to medium sized chunks. Add milk or orange juice to moisten. Mix with the other ingredients.

Bake in a conventional oven at 180° C (350° F) until brown on top, or in the microwave on high until set through.