Desserts, Vegetarian Recipes

Bread Pudding

August 10, 2012

This year we are celebrating our 50th year of independence, commonly known as ‘Jamaica 50’. I came to England to host an event on August 6th as a part of the celebrations. Whilst I wanted to be in Jamaica to watch the 100m men and women Olympic finals , I was not the least bit disappointed being in London at Jamaica House at the O2 Arena screaming with my fellow Jamaicans before, during and after our athletes crossed the finish line. Then came the 200m men’s and we gave the world a clean sweep yesterday. In honour of our achievements, in not only the Olympics but in all realms of life, I made a Jamaican-inspired bread pudding using our finest ingredients, Blue Mountain Coffee and Appleton Red Rum.

Crust of Bread Pudding

Crust of Bread Pudding

Jamaica 50 Bread Pudding

Jamaica 50 Bread Pudding

Beware this is addictive, right down to licking the cream. Tell me what you think.

Live, Love, Eat!

April x

Bread Pudding
Serves 6
A delicious dessert that anyone can make easily.
Total Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr
  1. 1.5 cups whole milk
  2. .5 cups heavy cream
  3. 1/4 cup butter, melted
  4. 2/3 cup brown sugar
  5. 3 eggs, beaten
  6. 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  7. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  8. 3 cups French or Italian bread, torn into small pieces
  9. 1/2 cup raisins
  10. 1.5 tablespoons Blue Mountain Coffee
  11. 1.5 tablespoons Appleton Red Rum
For Rum Cream
  1. 1 cup heavy cream
  2. 1/4 cup sugar
  3. 1teaspoon vanilla extract
  4. 1 tablespoon Appleton Red Rum
  1. Preheat oven at 350Β°F
  2. In a bowl whisk milk, cream, melted butter, sugar, beaten eggs, cinnamon, vanilla, rum and coffee, until everything is incorporated.
  3. Grease a bread baking tin and add a mixture of bread and raisins while pouring the batter in stages to ensure that all the bread is soaked.
  4. Bake for 45-50 minutes and let it rest for a few minutes before serving warm.
  5. For the rum cream, whip the heavy until it is almost stiff, then add the sugar, vanilla and rum before whipping again. You can do this either in a standing mixer, with an electric mixer or even a blender. Serve on top of warm bread pudding.
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  • Reply toni August 10, 2012 at 9:47 am

    How awesome would this be with a scoop ice-cream and a drizzle of caramel. Jamaican caramel that is!!!

    • Reply theyummytruth August 10, 2012 at 9:48 am

      You know I love me some hot and cold, so ice cream could definitely work πŸ™‚

  • Reply Mitzie August 10, 2012 at 9:54 am

    I have witnessed the cream licking, very yummy indeed

  • Reply Cash McKenzie (@cash_mckenzie) August 12, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    …this looks great, haven’t had this in years. I’m use to having alcohol in treats like these, not necessarily in meals served with steak; but who knows. You never know, what you like until; you’ve tried it.

  • Reply Nicole Dykes October 30, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    I see this is fairly old, but omg thank you! When me and my fiance were at his grandmother’s one day she made this; but she just threw it together off the top of her head. I’ve been looking for this forever and it never sounded right. I think this is the one. I am so excited to make this and eat up it looks so delicious I’m heading to the kitchen right now! Lol

    • Reply theyummytruth March 19, 2017 at 10:44 pm

      Thanks Nicole, I’m actually going to put bread pudding on my dessert menu next week at my restaurant!

    Please let me know what you think!

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