So, I’ve been craving pudding. Store bought mixes do not set right when mixed with soy or rice milk. I decided to do some searching. I didn’t find how to make pudding like you find in pudding cups but I found this lovely recipe for Apple Bread Pudding on About.com. I modified the recipe for my own tastes as follows.
4 cups 1/2 inch Whole-Grain Bread Cubes
1 cup finely chopped apple pieces
1/4 cup chopped cashews, pine nuts or pistachios (or a mix!)
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups plain soy milk
1/3 cup honey maple syrup
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°. Lightly oil two 2 cup heatproof dishes.
Step 2: In a medium-sized bowl, combine bread cubes, apple pieces, nuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and mix well. Use a wooden spoon to stir in the soy milk and syrup. allow mixture to stand for 10 minutes.
Step 3: Portion the mixture into the prepared dishes and back until golden brown, about 30-35 minutes. Drizzle with a mixture of cinnamon, rolled oats and syrup and serve warm.
Yields: two 2 cup puddings