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You Can Skip Soaking If You Use This Type Of Bread For Bread Pudding
Bread pudding is a rich, decadent dish made of bread soaked in a custard that can include eggs, milk, butter, and cream, then baked in the oven. This traditional dessert is excellent for holidays and gatherings, but the process of soaking the bread in the custard can be a hassle, so try this special kind of bread if you're in a rush.
Pullman loaf bread, or pain de mie, is a soft bread known for its square shape. Pullman bread has such a delicate consistency that you don't have to pre-soak it for bread pudding, says The Kitchn; if you still choose to leave the bread in the egg mixture, be very attentive, because it will turn into mush if soaked too long.
You can either bake your own loaf of Pullman bread or buy it from the store, but don’t buy a pre-sliced loaf, since it won't be sturdy enough to hold up to the custard in the pudding. If you like to make very traditional bread pudding with raisins added, you can even buy Pullman bread that already has raisins baked into it.