Bread pudding, the poor man’s pudding

By Oreta Wright
Sun Columnist
The bread pudding has its beginning in the early 11th and 12th centuries. Cooks did not like waste; therefore they tried to prepare recipes from left over bread. They used the stale bread as well as others. The bread pudding was referred to as the “poor man’s pudding” because it was a dish popular with the lower classes in England. 
While bread pudding was a way to use stale or leftover bread, it gained the reputation as comfort food. It has since been featured in trendy restaurants and has shed its humble beginning. The bread was crumbled or cut in chunks and a mixture of milk, sugar, eggs and butter was poured over the bread crumbs until it was soaked.
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