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Pudina (Bread Pudding)
Maltese Traditional Bread Pudding
800g. stale bread
560 ml. milk
1 Tbls. margarine
glass of brandy or rum
2 eggs
3.5 oz. sugar
a few drops of vanilla extract
2oz. candied fruit
3.5oz. raisins
grated peel from one orange
2 Tbls. Chocolate powder
few ounces of crushed almonds


Remove the crust from the bread. Soak the bread in the milk until it becomes soft. Add the margarine, sugar, candied fruit, chocolate powder, and the brandy to the bread and milk mixture. Mix well using your fingers. Beat the eggs lightly and add to the mixture along with the vanilla extract and the raisins. Grease a baking dish with margarine and spread the mixture in it. Sprinkle the crushed almonds on top of the mixture and bake in a moderate oven for about half an hour. Serve Cold!

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Preparation Time: 1 hour Serves: 6-10
Recipe Origin: Malta
Submitted by:
Wilfred L. Camilleri

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