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You guys! I’ve partnered up with Nestlé to share this deliciously rich, creamy, Cuban-inspired, rum-kissed, and chocolatey dessert with you. Doesn’t it feel like you’re cooking all December long? Not that I’m complaining, I love cooking but I love baking even more.
Here’s what we’re working with today:
Cubes of day-old Cuban bread soaked in a mixture of eggs, sugar, rum, condensed milk, NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg then topped with NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Holiday Morsels Red and Green instead of traditional raisins!
Can I get an Amen?!
Every year, it seems like there’s massive amounts of desserts (and food!) in a Cuban household during the holidays. From torrejas (Cuban-style French toast) to rich, creamy flan, it’s no wonder evaporated milk was always a pantry staple in Abuela’s house.
Pudín de Pan (bread pudding) is a very traditional Cuban dessert for the holidays. It’s sweet, cinnamon spiced, and boozy. Just the way Latinos love to party! I made sure to give this bread pudding my own spin by adding red and green chocolate chips instead of traditional plump raisins. Don’t you just LOVE adding chocolate chips to everything? If not, I encourage you to start now. It’s the best way to rethink classics with a new twist.
That was definitely what inspired me to make this next level Holiday Cuban-Style Bread Pudding!
Aside from being sweet, creamy, and delicious, this bread budding was Cuban mom approved. Do you know how hard of an accomplishment it is for your Cuban mom to approve of a dish!? Any dish! My mom has always been an excellent cook but really wasn’t an avid baker. That’s where I came in. I learned to bake outside the box – literally!
She’s always been quite the critic though. She will tell it how it is…”meh, needs more salt”, “that dish needs more color”, or “you’re serving it in THAT plate”. For her to taste this and not only LOVE it but approve of it all around (she loved the baking dish too!), let’s just say, I’m pretty much a legend at this point. ;)
She asked me to make it again for Christmas Day this year and I cannot wait to make it! Will you be making it too?
It doesn’t get any better than this!
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I hope you make this and absolutely LOVE it!
Holiday Cuban-Style Bread Pudding
- 1 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Holiday Morsels Red and Green
- 1 in loaf Cuban bread day-old, cut one-inch cubes (you can use thick bakery loaf too)
- 6 large eggs
- 1 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons spiced rum
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat the sugar and the eggs until creamy. Add the vanilla, rum, sweetened condensed milk and NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk and, mix until frothy. Lastly, add the cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Mix until everything is well combined.
- Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. (I used a 9-Inch oval baking dish; you can also use a 9x13 baking dish.) Add the bread cubes first then slowly pour in the milk mixture. Top with NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Holiday Morsels Red and Green.
- Bake for about 1 hour until bread is browned and/or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cut and serve warm.
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