Bread Pudding With Rum Sauce From Aruba

Bread Pudding With Rum Sauce From Aruba

Aruba is an island slightly larger than Washington, DC, lies 18 mi (28.9 km) off the coast of Venezuela in the southern Caribbean.
Aruba has a very mixed population, the original people were the Indians called the Arawak. The official language is Dutch. English and Spanish are also spoken. The mother-tongue of Aruba is Papiamento, which is a combination of Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, English and Indian languages.
With the traditional cuisine of the different ethnic groups Aruba offers you a delicious tropical kitchen.

Ingredients for the Bread Pudding

14 slices white bread

1 litre milk (35fl oz = 4 cups)

125 grams unsalted melted butter (4 ounces)

250 grams (8 ounces) brown sugar

8 eggs

1 tablespoon cinnamon

2 tablespoon vanilla extract

125 grams (4 ounces) raisins soaked in rum for at least 24 hours.

25 grams (1 ounce) chopped, toasted, almonds

For Rum Sauce:

1 tablespoon cornstarch

11/2 cup brown sugar

1 cup milk

¾ cup cream

1/3 cup rum

2 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Bread Pudding

-Preheat the oven to 350 °F (180 °C). Butter a 24 cm diameter soufflé mould that has 2-3 litres volume

-Cut off the crust from the bread slices. Tear into small pieces and put in a bowl. Add milk, cinnamon and the melted butter and mash with the back of a fork and let the mixture stand for at least 30 minutes.

-Beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract in a mixer for about 10 minutes.

-Mix the bread mixture with the egg mixture raisins and almonds, mix well and pour on the soufflé mould.

-Bake in a 350°F (180°C) oven for 45 minutes or 1 hour or until knife blade comes clean, and the top is golden brown.

Rum Sauce

Mix the cornstarch and the sugar together in a saucepan, on medium heat.
Add the milk, cream and vanilla, stirring constantly. Stir until the mixture almost boils and then reduce the heat. Let simmer for about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in butter, vanilla and rum

Pour the rum sauce over the entire bread pudding or over each individual serving.