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Coconut Bread Pudding

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What do we do when we have too much bread lingering in the house? We make a bread pudding. I saw this recipe online and I said let me try it. It did not disappoint. It was soft and delicious. I urge you to give it a try. You will not be disappointed.

You will need:

2-3 loaves of bread
6 cups of water
1 egg
2 cups milk
1 cup frozen shredded coconut defrosted (or freshly grated coconut)
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/ 2 teaspoon nutmeg 
1/ 2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/ 2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/ 4 teaspoon ground clove
2 tablespoons butter

Method:

Soak bread in water for a few minutes. Remove the bread and squeeze out all of the water by hand well. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine sugar, egg and vanilla. Mix well. Heat the milk until warm, but not boiling. Slowly add mix while running the mixer continuously. Add nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and clove. Mix well. Add coconut and bread. Mix well until thoroughly combined. Leave to rest for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350º F. Lightly grease a square baking dish with butter. Transfer batter to baking dish. Bake for 2 hours, until the pudding is set.

Tips: I used one cup brown sugar instead. I also substituted the shredded coconut for about 1/ 2 cup sweetened coconut flakes. You can add cherries and raisins if you wish. I added walnuts.

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