What is the best bread to use for bread pudding? And do you really need to use stale bread?

On Friday I reached out to the Twitterverse for some inspiration on what my blog post should be about that day. I received two responses, the first, was to discuss domain parking, the second was to write about what bread is the best for bread pudding.

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Since the domain parking post is done, I find myself writing a post about bread pudding on Sunday morning. Over the last day or so I’ve done some research and learned more than I thought I’d ever know about bread pudding.

I also realized that this is a tricky question to answer because it depends on a number of factors as well as a clarification because it turns out there are really two kinds of bread pudding. So let’s dive in.

First – there are two kinds of bread pudding if you want to get technical (so I learned), one is just good old standard bread pudding, the other is called “bread and butter pudding” and yes, the bread you use for each is different.

Bread and butter pudding looks like this:

Bread and Butter Pudding
(Image source – SplendidTable.org)

Described as a “classic British mommy food” it’s super easy to make and when it comes to bread selection, it’s equally easy – just grab some white bread and you’re off to the races.

On the other hand, “bread pudding” which is probably what people are the most familiar with has a much wider range of bread suggestions and can look pretty different depending on the recipe you use. Here’s what one variation looks like:

Bead pudding
(Image Source – Simply Recipes)

At the same time, bread pudding can also look more like a well-defined cake, like it does in this recipe for Grandma’s Bread pudding. As for what kind of bread to use, well that’s up for debate. First let’s cover what seems to be the most hotly contested topic in the bread pudding world…

Should you use stale bread to make bread pudding?

A lot of bread pudding recipes suggest using a hard or stale bread. The reasoning here is that some bread pudding recipes want you to cut the bread into smaller pieces or cubes that will then need to be able to absorb the delicious pudding mixture. The idea here is that stale bread will do a better job of still maintaining some form and texture.

That being said, it looks like the general feeling these days is that you’re actually sacrificing flavor when you use stale bread and that using fresh bread will actually make better bread pudding. After doing the research I’d say, forgot the stale bread idea, use fresh bread.

So what bread should you use for bread pudding?

A soft more buttery bread seems like the most popular and tastiest choice. Going with something like a brioche or challah, but you can also use french bread and there are some people who said they use croissants to make it extra buttery and delectable.

I’m a big fan of Challah so I’d probably use this recipe for bread pudding from the New York Times.

What about gluten free bread pudding?

So my wife has a gluten allergy, so traditional bread pudding isn’t going to work for her. When switching from regular bread pudding to gluten free bread pudding, I read an interesting article that suggested using gluten free bagels for the best results…if you don’t make your own bread that is, which we don’t.

Here’s a good article for anyone that would like to make gluten free bread pudding.

What about bread pudding domain names?

Of course, you might be reading this and thinking, okay, but your blog is about domain names, so what about getting into the exciting world of bread pudding domains? Well, I do have some good news for you, BreadPudding.com, while originally registered back in 2001 is available for sale, or at least it is now when I’m writing this post in April of 2020.

If you do want to delve into the exciting world of bread pudding domains, I’d say owning the exact-match .COM is the way to go. That being said, if someone does decide to launch .pudding at some point in time, bread.pudding will likely be one of the best names in that extension.

All that being said. If you do invest in a bread pudding-related domain, set your expectations low. The .COM, .NET, and .ORG are all listed for sale so chances are if you enter this niche, you’ll need to build out a site and try to make money through affiliate marketing, maybe sell some bread-makers?

And there you have it. If you’ve made it this far, congratulations, here’s what you’ve learned.

  • When you say “bread pudding” make sure to specify if you mean traditional bread pudding or bread and butter pudding…which is traditional in England
  • Some people say you need to use stale bread for bread pudding but you don’t have to listen to those people
  • You can make gluten free bread pudding, and if you do, it’s the only time that bagels have come up as a popular bread choice
  • If you love bread pudding so much you want to start buying bread pudding domains, the .COM, .NET, and .ORG are for sale

Thanks for reading, now I don’t know about you but I’m feeling pretty hungry right now!

{ 10 comments… add one }

  • BullS April 19, 2020, 12:04 pm

    Hey Longtime Reader—F OFF!!
    How can he be a disservice to the readers when he is providing something useful. I love to cook,garden and fishing .If you want something useless info, go back the DShame or namePros….full of self righteous me me propaganda.
    BTW- show me your face profile and stop hiding behind false mask.

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    • Morgan April 19, 2020, 12:53 pm

      @BullS – looks like that was a spam comment that got through, they used a fake email address, I just didn’t notice fast enough!

      Reply
  • Yakov April 19, 2020, 2:43 pm

    You are providing off topic information on Domaining.com

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  • Longtime Reader April 19, 2020, 3:50 pm

    ^ I agree with Yakov. Unfortunately, Morgan deleted my honest and well-written comment which was actually trying to help him address a disconnect with part of his audience. Then he lied and called it “spam”.

    (Feedback is a gift, Morgan.)

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  • Shane Cultra April 19, 2020, 4:08 pm

    Longtime reader you’re an asshat. That’s my feedback to you. Too scared to put your own name to your words which makes them worthless. Any comment without personal responsibility for the words is spam. If Morgan wants to have a good time and write something non domaing he has every right. He has quite a bit in the past and Its his blog. If you don’t like it move on and go find something you enjoy. As for Domaining. It is a symbiotic relationship. There will be off topic articles and Francois has every right to take them off. That’s up to him.

    BullS. You email me that you love me and love everything about me and then you call me DShame. How do you go from having a man crush on me privately and act like you hate me in public? I’m not sure whether to sue you for sexual harassment or slander.

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    • Longtime Reader April 19, 2020, 4:34 pm

      Thanks for the feedback, Shane. I acknowledge your viewpoint.

      Reply
    • BullS April 19, 2020, 5:11 pm

      Dude- I just watched “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind”

      DShane (that “m” was my fatt middle finger doing something else while I was typing ,you and I are like Billy Crystal and Robbin Williams !!
      i THINK i AM funnier and better looking than you are when I am wearing the mask….LMAO
      Many things good about wearing a Mask , I don’t have to show off my rainbow teeth but at least it will trap my gobbers and I don’t have to smile….yea…
      Andrew Yang is right-We need Universal Income and health care for all….and I love it!!

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  • Mark April 19, 2020, 7:59 pm

    Hi Morgan. Great post. Excellent information. I love bread pudding. I have had a few dessert bread puddings with chocolate that were outstanding. To me, this post is extremely domain related. I have a bunch of exact match food domains. If not for the $9999 asking price, I would probably put a bid on BreadPudding.com. I think it is worth it. A fantastic brand, globally relatable. Memorable. I am not much of a cook but the recipe and info was great. So a hearty, Thank you to you.

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  • Chris April 19, 2020, 9:33 pm

    I come here for domaining
    Not breadpudding
    Stay on TOPIC or start a food blog
    This is a Direct order.

    Reply
  • mika April 20, 2020, 4:11 am

    Seems like people aren’t pudding up with non-domain posts.

    I love pudding, chocolate, cake, sugar, sweets so food & domaining blend well for me!

    Reply

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