eggless caramel bread pudding recipe, steamed no bake bread pudding

eggless caramel bread pudding – step by step recipe of steamed no bake eggless caramel bread pudding.

eggless caramel bread pudding

this is a smooth, melt in the mouth pudding made with caramel and bread slices. here the caramel is made by melting sugar. not difficult but yes does require some practice.

the step by step pics will guide you through the process of caramelizing sugar. the pudding is steamed and hence does not need an oven.

caramel bread pudding

this pudding can be steamed in a pan or pressure cooker or an electric rice cooker. in the step wise pics, i have shown both the methods of steaming in a pan as well as in the electric rice cooker. you can make the pudding with any bread, even a baguette or bun. also works well for 2 to 3 days old bread.

i have made this recipe many times and have even doubled it. so yes the recipe can be easily doubled and tripled. you can also add dry fruits like almonds, raisins or cashews to the pudding. the pics are from two batches of pudding i made some time back.

serve the eggless caramel bread pudding warm or chilled.

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eggless caramel bread pudding recipe - steamed no bake eggless caramel pudding made with bread slices.
eggless caramel bread pudding recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:25 mins
Total Time:40 mins
Course:desserts
Cuisine:world
Servings (change the number to scale):2 to 3
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

INGREDIENTS

for bread pudding

  • 4 slices sandwich bread or 6 slices small bread (whole wheat, brown, multi grain or white bread)
  • 1.5 cups whole milk or 375 ml whole milk
  • 4 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract or essence

for making caramel

  • 2 to 2.5 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water

INSTRUCTIONS

making the caramel and bread pudding mixture

  • chop 4 slices of sandwich bread into cubes. the smaller the better as then they can be easily mashed.
  • in a pan, take 1.5 cups milk. add 4 tbsp sugar. then add 1 tsp corn starch.
  • keep the pan on a low flame and stir so that the sugar dissolves.
  • heat the milk on a low flame. no need to boil.
  • once the milk has become hot, remove the pan from fire. add the bread cubes to the milk.
  • mash very well with a masher or spatula. the bread crumbs need to be mashed finely. if not, then small pieces of bread will be felt in the pudding.
  • add 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and stir. keep this mashed bread and milk mixture aside.
  • in another pan take 2 to 2.5 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp water. you can use any pan as long as the pudding mixture fits into it keeping about 1/2 to 1 inch space from the top.
  • now place this pan on stove top and begin to melt the sugar.
  • using a spoon stir this mixture while the sugar is melting.
  • a stage will come when you will see lots of big bubbles in the sugar solution. keep on stirring so that the sugar does not start burning from the edges.
  • then the solution will start turning brown.
  • keep on stirring to get an even color and caramelization.
  • when the color turns to a golden with small bubbles appearing, the caramel is ready.
  • switch off and with the help of tongs or gloves, lift the pan and quickly start tilting & moving the pan, so that the caramel gets coated evenly on all sides. be careful as the caramel is very hot and the pan too. you have to be quick as once the caramel starts cooling, it sets.
  • now in the pan, spoon the mashed bread and milk mixture.
  • cover with an aluminium foil and poke holes with a tooth pick in the foil.

option 1. making bread pudding in an electric cooker

  • boil about 3 cups water in the cooker. start heating the water when you are making the caramel.
  • when the water becomes hot, place the pudding pan in the steamer pan.
  • steam for 30 minutes, till the caramel bread pudding is set.

option 2. making bread pudding in a pan on stove top

  • boil required amount of water in a broad pan in which the pudding pan can easily fit. the amount of water to be added depends on the size of the pan.
  • place the pudding pan carefully in the broad pan. cover with a lid.
  • steam on a medium flame for 25 to 30 minutes till the caramel bread pudding is set.

option 3. making bread pudding in a pressure cooker

  • add water in the cooker. the amount of water to be added depends on the size of the cooker.
  • the water should touch about 1 to 1.5 inch above from the base of the pudding pan. boil water in the cooker. then place the pudding pan in it, carefully.
  • cover the lid of the cooker tightly. remove the vent weight/whistle.
  • steam the pudding in the pressure cooker for 20 to 25 minutes till its set.

serving caramel bread pudding

  • if you remove the bread pudding when it becomes warm, you won't be able to get a neat slice, but the pudding with its soft gooey texture taste yum. 
  • to get neat slices, you will have to refrigerate the bread pudding for a couple of hours and then unmold. you can even serve this pudding once it cools down at room temperature.
  • slice and serve caramel bread pudding once its refrigerated. you can top the pudding with caramel sauce or chocolate sauce.
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step by step eggless caramel bread pudding recipe:

1. chop 4 slices of sandwich bread into cubes. the smaller the better as then they can be easily mashed. you can use whole wheat, brown, multi grain or white bread. here i used a mix of both white and whole wheat bread.

bread slices for pudding

2. in a pan, take 1.5 cups milk.

add sugar - making bread pudding

3. add 4 tbsp sugar.

add sugar - making bread pudding

4. then add 1 tsp corn starch.

add sugar - making bread pudding

5. keep the pan on a low flame and stir so that the sugar dissolves. heat the milk on a low flame. no need to boil.

making bread pudding

6. once the milk has become hot, remove the pan from fire. add the bread cubes to the milk.

add bread slices to make pudding

7. mash very well with a masher or spatula. the bread crumbs need to be mashed finely. if not, then small pieces of bread will be felt in the pudding.

mash bread slices to make pudding

8. add ½ tsp vanilla extract and stir. keep this mashed bread and milk mixture aside.

add vanilla - making bread pudding

9. in another pan take 2 to 2.5 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp water. here i used my rectangular cake pan. you can use any pan as long as the pudding mixture fits into it, keeping about 1 inch space from the top.

making bread pudding

10. now place this pan on stove top and begin to melt the sugar on a low flame.

melting sugar to make bread pudding

11. using a spoon stir this mixture while the sugar is melting. stirring ensures uniform browning.

sugar solution for eggless bread pudding

12. a stage will come when you will see lots of big bubbles in the sugar solution. do stir here too as the sugar may start burning from the edges.

sugar solution for eggless bread pudding

13. then the solution will start turning to a light pale brown. keep on stirring to get an even color and caramelization.

sugar solution for eggless bread pudding

14. when the pale golden color turns to golden with small bubbles appearing, the caramel is ready.

caramel for eggless bread pudding recipe

15. switch off and with the help of tongs or gloves, lift the pan and quickly start tilting so that the caramel gets coated evenly on all sides. be careful as the caramel is very hot and the pan too. you have to be quick as once the caramel starts cooling, it sets.

caramel for eggless bread pudding recipe

16. here is a pic of the caramel coated on all sides. let the caramel set in the pan. that is allow the caramel to cool down.

caramel for eggless bread pudding recipe

17. another pic with a round pan.

caramel for eggless bread pudding recipe

18. now spoon the mashed bread and milk mixture into the pan evenly.

mashed bread mixture for pudding

19. a pic of the pudding mixture poured in a round cake pan.

eggless caramel bread pudding recipe

20. cover the pan with an aluminium foil and poke holes with a tooth pick in the foil.

making bread pudding recipe

steaming in an electric rice cooker: 

21. boil about 3 cups water in the cooker. start heating the water when you are making the caramel. by the time you are done adding the pudding in the pan, the hot water is ready and the pudding can be steamed.

heating water for bread pudding recipe

22. when the water becomes hot, place the steamer pan on the rice cooker. now keep the pudding pan on the steamer pan.

making caramel bread pudding recipe

23. cover with a lid & steam for 30 minutes, till the caramel bread pudding is set.

making caramel bread pudding recipe

steaming in a pan on stove top:

24. boil 3 cups water in a broad pan in which the pudding pan can easily fit. this pan was a large pan, so i added 3 cups of water. please note that the amount of water to be added depends on the size of the pan. the water should touch about 1 to 1.5 inch above from the base of the pudding pan.

boiling water for caramel bread pudding

25. place the pudding pan carefully in the broad pan.

making caramel bread pudding recipe

26. cover with a lid.

making caramel bread pudding recipe

28. steam on a medium flame for 25 to 30 minutes till the caramel bread pudding is set. if you remove the pudding when it becomes warm, you won’t be able to get a neat slice with an even caramel coating on top, but the pudding with its soft gooey texture taste yum. to get neat slices, you will have to refrigerate the pudding for a couple of hours and then unmold. you can even serve this pudding once it cools down at room temperature.

eggless caramel bread pudding recipe

29. below a pic of the pudding once it cooled down at room temperature.

eggless caramel bread pudding recipe

30. in a round pan made with doubling the ingredients.

eggless caramel bread pudding recipe

slice and serve caramel bread pudding once its refrigerated. you can top the pudding with caramel sauce or chocolate sauce.

eggless caramel bread pudding recipe

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125 comments/reviews

  1. And please also tell that the custard powder need to be mixed in 1 or 2 spoons of water like when we make custard and then added to milk or it should be added raw to the milk? Please reply to this and the previous question as soon as possible. I need to make it tomorrow itself.

  2. And also, this is my last question, do i need to add vanilla extract though i am adding custard powder?

  3. So the amount of custard powder should be the same as corn starch because i am using custard powder instead of corn starch?
    And i have to add custard powder without mixing it in water?

  4. Can we add brown n polson’s custard powder instead of corn starch? Please reply as soon as possible.

  5. Hi. We tried this pudding & it was delicious. We do have one suggestion & one correction. The suggestion is that only white bread should be used because using brown bread makes the pudding look an unappetising grey color. The correction concerns the steaming-in-a-pan process. You say that “please note that the amount of water to be added depends on the size of the pan. the water should touch about 1 to 1.5 inch above from the base of the pudding pan.” However, the pudding pan floats in the water!! So there’s really no control over the level of water.4 stars

    • thanks rajiv. yes white bread will look more appealing. but brown bread is more healthy. if you use homemade brown bread then the color does not become grey. when you soak store bought brown bread in the milk then milk becomes brown in color and may not look appealing. for me, the pan never floats. some times i use pots and pressure cooker for steaming and it has never happened that the pan is floating.

  6. Hey !
    I expressed desire to see you and requested to upload a photo, then I read the about page and saw both of your pics there :-p . You are beautiful 🙂
    thanks
    Namrata

  7. Hi ! 🙂
    I am a regular visitor on your website as cooking is my passion and I have tried several recipes, basil focaccia, wheat bread, paneer dishes and many more being my favorite. Thank you so much. It may sound silly but I want to see you :-p .Can you upload a pic ?
    regards
    Namrata5 stars

  8. pudding turned out to be very yummy. Everyone at home loved it. Keep posting such wonderful recipes….4 stars

  9. plz let me know can i add banana smashed with bread to this recipe…

    We love ur almost all recipes…4 stars

  10. This recipe is amazing. The pics reminded me of the pudding my mom used to make. thank you for the recipe. I am definitely going to try this one4 stars

  11. hi mam, i made bread pudding, it turns nice, but when it is cooled, which was not that much puffed as i seen in the picture, i think it is for over steam. give suggestion . bye

  12. Hi dassana

    I wrote to you yesterday but could not see my post so posting another one..
    I wanted to try this pudding but i dont hv rice cooker..can i use any other container or may be a normal cooker..if yes pls mention the steam time also..in case i use cooker then shall i remove the whistle and simply cover it with lid? Also as mentioned i need to prick holes in alumni um foil so if we cover it with lid will the water formed from steam not form drops over aluminum foil adding moisture on pudding?

    • hi swati, we didn’t receive your comment yesterday. usually by night i answer all the comments. yes you can use any other pan or pressure cooker. remove the whistle from the pressure cooker. just cover tightly with its lid or any steel plate or round lid. yes you need to prick holes in the foil, otherwise due to steam, the pudding becomes soggy. there will be not be much water, as it will get evaporated through the snout on which the whistle is placed. the water will not fall. just make tiny holes and not big ones. steam for 20 to 25 minutes in the pressure cooker.

  13. Tried the pudding, Dassana turned out awesome! Thk u…used mixie to blend the bread just one blend and followed recipe as above.

  14. Today I made the bread pudding.

    I used multigrain bread ( Sugerdough brand in Pune)… Overall very good consistency after setting it in fridge for 3 hours..

    Somehow I felt the pudding was bit too bready…thogh I added homemade vodka vanilla syrup …

    Next time I am going to try with some tangerine zest and little orange juice to see if this pudding has flavour..and maybe some dry fruits.

    Overall good experience with just bread , milk and sugar..

    • thanks manoj. i think its due to the multi grain bread. whole wheat or white bread does not give this texture. orange juice and zest will give a good flavor and even dry fruits will add a lot of texture.

  15. Hi, finally I have prepared the pudding and trust me it was just wowwww…I mean awesome…I loved it a lot. I had actually made it twice within this span of time…Thank u for making me get in love with this dish….

  16. This looks amazing. I am going to try it over the holidays. Love bread pudding!!
    I have tried many of your recipes and they come out really well. Made your ragada pattice yesterday. Was a big hit! Thanks for your simple recipes and step-by-step instructions. Really helps.

  17. Hi Dassana,
    Got encouraged after seeing this pudding in ur site.Just followed the steps u mentioned and prepared this,last saturday.
    It came out so well:) Thanks a lot!!4 stars

    • thanks gayathri, yes you can. in india what we call as corn flour (white colored) is corn starch. so its the same. maize flour is yellow colored which we use for making makki ki roti.

  18. Hi,
    To my surprise after an hour wen i opened d cooker it was amazing to see it was cooked.. my heart was really filled wit joy… after it got cool down i refrigerated.. is it good to transfer d pan immediately to refrigerator wen it is hot? In d morning it was lovely to see d colour n really superb taste.. my first pudding came excellent ly.. but next time i will try to bake with sand tray underneath. Thank u so much for an encouraging dish..

  19. Tried it without the vanilla essence as I didn’t have one..turned out that only the middle part was still sticky after good hours of refrigeration and my top caramel layer tasted bitter. I pressure cooked for 25 mins. Could u pls tell what went wrong?

    • stickiness means that the middle part needed more cooking. the bitterness is because the caramel got to the point of getting cooked too much. just a golden brown color and then the burner has to be switched off. if its cooked more, it gives a bitter taste.

  20. Wow! I have always heard of bread pudding with egg, this solves a lot of problem. Pls update the baked version also. Would love to do the baked version.

  21. Hi Dassana,
    Love your recipes! Awesome work!!
    Just a question here.. Can I pour the caramel into individual cupcake moulds and bake them instead of steaming??

  22. Hi,
    i tried this., was upset as it didnt cook still in semisolid consistency after 1hr in normal cooker.. as water got evaporated in medium flame,, ve to pour water n closed it,, even then moderately cooked., preparation went verywell. I used to do cakes with my mom in an aluminium cake container with centre hole n sand below in a centre hole plate., it takes exactly 45min in low flames.. i wish i had dat now…

    • oh.. so the water got evaporated. these things have happened with me too. but i add water and then let it cook. but it should not take so long. did you remove the whistle while steaming? let me know. something has gone wrong.

      • Hi,
        I saw ur rply nw .Whistle was taken.. but everything went well in d end..amazing results., cooking is awesome with vegrecipesofindia.com. Dependent on it now a days sooo much to have an appetising, mouth water ering dishes… keep it up. God bless u.

  23. The pudding is really yummy and mouth watery. I am not so much fond of puddings but the dish snap u have mentioned changed my mind and is literally forcing me to prepare at least once. I have jotted down the recipe and process and gonna prepare it soon. Will share the feedback with u for sure. thank u for the recipe.

  24. hi,

    this looks very yummy with simple ingredients available at home.. first time am gonna try such pudding…thank u for ur encouraging dish…5 stars

  25. Excellent as always. My daughter will love this. Thank you.I have been making the egg version but me and my daughter could never eat as we both are vegetarians. I will make this right away.

      • Hello Dassana,
        I tried this recipe. But it happened that the caramel got a burnt taste :3 the sugar when caramalised looked like given in the picture but tasted burnt! Could you please tell me the mistake that happened and precautions for next time ?

        • as you mention, the burnt taste is because the caramel has got slightly burnt. melt the sugar on a low flame and keep on stirring or rotating the pan, so that the sugar caramelizes evenly.