Each month we will share one of our best-loved recipes with you that we serve our guests at the Bykenhulle House. We hope you will enjoy them as much as our guests do!

From Maria’s Kitchen:

In my younger years, I often helped my father at his deli, which is where I learned many of my cooking and baking skills.  We were taught not to waste any food by ‘repurposing’ scraps or anything that we could not serve ‘as-is’. One of his tricks that has stuck with me was his bread pudding.  Instead of discarding day-old donuts, he would cut them up, pour a basic bread pudding mixture over top and bake it to perfection; his customers loved it.

Basic Bread Pudding

Day-old bread, muffins or donuts, torn into small pieces

6 cups milk

3 eggs, beaten

½ cup white sugar

1 tablespoons vanilla extract

Options:  1 Tbs cinnamon, ½ cup chocolate chips or raisins, apple chunks or mashed bananas


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Line a 9×13-inch pan with day-old bread, muffin or donut pieces.

In a large mixing bowl, blend eggs, sugar and vanilla, then stir in milk and any options you choose.

Pour over bread, cover and refrigerate overnight.

Remove cover and bake for 40 minutes, or until firm and golden brown.

Serve hot or cold.



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