This bread pudding is great served warm, but it's good at room temperature, too. We cut each piece into four squares, then stacked them for a dramatic presentation.

Recipe by Southern Living September 2005


Recipe Summary

9 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine the milk and star anise in a small, heavy saucepan. Heat to 180° or until tiny bubbles form around edge of pan, stirring frequently (do not boil). Remove from heat; cover and steep 20 minutes. Strain milk mixture through a fine sieve into a large bowl; discard star anise. Add 1/2 cup sugar, ginger, cinnamon, and eggs; stir with a whisk. Gently stir in bread. Let stand 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Preheat oven to 350°.

  • Pour into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle the mixture evenly with 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Serve each piece warm with 1/4 cup ice cream.

Nutrition Facts

284 calories; calories from fat 23%; fat 7.1g; saturated fat 2.3g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 0.4g; protein 10.1g; carbohydrates 45.3g; fiber 1.9g; cholesterol 104mg; iron 2.9mg; sodium 220mg; calcium 129mg.