Air Fryer Bread Pudding

Sunday, 15 May 2022

Air Fryer Bread Pudding 





Are you looking for a quick and easy dessert that is delicious and yet won't take up a lot of time? Look no further!  I bet you didn't know you could cook bread pudding in the air fryer.

Well you can, beautifully.  This air fryer bread pudding has a golden crisp top and yes is beautifully soft and indulgent inside.  It's perfectly sweet and goes together lickety split.

 
Air Fryer Bread Pudding 



In fact you can be enjoying this delicious dessert in pretty much less than half an hour from when you put it together. (Excluding the time it takes to preheat the fryer.)

Not only that, but it uses relatively few simple ingredients to make it.  Its also  a great way to use up stale bread.  

 

Air Fryer Bread Pudding 




This is also the perfect summer dessert for when you want something a little bit heartier as there is no need to heat up the kitchen by having your oven on!  


Quick and easy to make?  Simple ingredients?  Keeping the kitchen cool?  Delicious as well?  Count me in!! 



Air Fryer Bread Pudding

 


WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE AIR FRYER BREAD PUDDING

A few simple every day kitchen ingredients, a six inch cake tin or casserole dish and an air fryer. 

 
You will need:
  • 4 cups (140g) cubed white bread (3/4 inch cubes, Italian, French, Brioche, Challah)
  • 4 TBS sultana raisins (golden)
For the custard:
  • 2 large free range eggs
  • 1 cup (240ml) whole milk
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) heavy cream
  • 5 TBS sugar
  • 2 TBS melted butter (hot)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch salt
To serve:
  • icing sugar (confectioners) to dust
  • vanilla ice cream
Air Fryer Bread Pudding


 


The best breads to use are Brioche, French or Italian Bread or Challah.  They give the nicest softest bread custard, but you can also use other kinds if you wish of that's all you have.


You can use stale sandwich bread, burger buns, hot dog rolls and dinner rolls. Place the cubes onto a baking sheet and let them air dry for a few hours prior to using.


You may also use a stale French baguette. In this case,  assemble and allow the pudding to rest overnight in the refrigerator, covered.



Air Fryer Bread Pudding
 



Don't like raisins??? NO problem!  Just use some fresh or frozen berries. If using frozen, thaw and drain first.

You can even use chopped dried apricots or date.  Chocolate chips are also very nice.  Just saying. 😉


Air Fryer Bread Pudding 




HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER BREAD PUDDING

You won't believe how simple this really is to make!!  As I said you will need a six inch deep cake tin or casserole dish. 


To make the custard, whisk the eggs in a bowl until emulsified. Whisk in the milk, cream, vanilla, salt and sugar. Whisk in the hot butter. (If the butter is hot it blends in better instead of coagulating.)


Air Fryer Bread Pudding 




Butter a six-inch round cake tin or casserole really well. Add half of the bread cubes. Sprinkle 2 TBS of the sultana raisins over top. Pour over half of the custard. Press down lightly with the back of a spoon. 


Repeat with the remaining bread cubes, sultanas and custard. Again pressing the bread down gently to submerge it in the custard.(Don't worry if it pops up again, you only want to dampen it all.)


Air Fryer Bread Pudding 




Preheat the air fryer to 350*F/180*C for 15 minutes. 


Place the pudding into the air fryer basket and into the air fryer. Cook for 15 minutes at 350*F/180*C. At this time the top should be nicely golden brown and a bread knife inserted near the center should come out clean. (If not done return to the air fryer and cook for a few minutes longer at the same temperature.)


Leave to set for about 10 minutes and then dust the top with icing sugar. Serve warm with scoops of vanilla ice cream.


Air Fryer Bread Pudding 




I personally love this served warm with ice cream on top. I use my cookie scoop to scoop out several small balls of ice cream for each serving. I think it looks very pretty that way.


In the UK they would probably serve this with warm custard or cold pouring cream. Either way would be delicious also! 



Air Fryer Bread Pudding 




Wanting bread pudding, but don't have an air fryer? No problem, you can cook this in the oven if you wish. Preheat the oven to 350*F/180*C/ gas mark 4.  

Place the pudding dish into a Bain Marie holding hot water to come halfway up the sides of your baking dish.  Bale for 30 to 35  minutes until the top is golden brown and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. 


Air Fryer Bread Pudding


There is no shortage of other bread pudding recipes on here. You could say that it is a favorite pudding of ours.  Some really delicious ones (and they are all delicious) are:

VANILLA SAUCED BREAD PUDDING -  For those who enjoy a rich sauce with their bread puddings. Deliciously indulgent.



CHOCOLATE BOX BREAD PUDDING FOR TWO - A smaller sized bread pudding perfectly sized for two people in which you can use chopped up chocolate bars or leftovers from a box of chocolates. (What are those?)



SWEET ALMOND BREAD PUDDING WITH BLACKBERRY SAUCE -  These little baby bread puddings have beautiful flavor and the sauce goes just perfect with them. They are great for entertaining.


Air Fryer Bread Pudding

Air Fryer Bread Pudding

Yield: 4
Author: Marie Rayner
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 20 Min
You won't believe how quick and easy this dessert is to make. And all in the air fryer. No fuss, no muss and delicious! You will need a six-inch casserole or cake dish.

Ingredients

You will need:
  • 4 cups (140g) cubed white bread (3/4 inch cubes, Italian, French, Brioche, Challah)
  • 4 TBS sultana raisins (golden)
For the custard:
  • 2 large free range eggs
  • 1 cup (240ml) whole milk
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) heavy cream
  • 5 TBS sugar
  • 2 TBS melted butter (hot)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch salt
To serve:
  • icing sugar (confectioners) to dust
  • vanilla ice cream

Instructions

  1. To make the custard, whisk the eggs in a bowl until emulsified. Whisk in the milk, cream, vanilla, salt and sugar. Whisk in the hot butter.
  2. Butter a six-inch round cake tin or casserole really well. Add half of the bread cubes. Sprinkle 2 TBS of the sultana raisins over top. Pour over half of the custard. Press down lightly with the back of a spoon. Repeat with the remaining bread cubes, sultanas and custard. Again pressing the bread down gently to submerge it in the custard.(Don't worry if it pops up again, you only want to dampen it all.)
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 350*F/180*C for 15 minutes.
  4. Place the pudding into the air fryer basket and into the air fryer. Cook for 15 minutes at 350*F/180*C. At this time the top should be nicely golden brown and a bread knife inserted near the center should come out clean. (If not done return to the air fryer and cook for a few minutes longer at the same temperature.)
  5. Leave to set for about 10 minutes and then dust the top with icing sugar. Serve warm with scoops of vanilla ice cream.

Notes

You can use stale sandwich bread, burger buns, hot dog rolls and dinner rolls. Place the cubes onto a baking sheet and let them air dry for a few hours prior to using.


You may also use a French baguette. In this case assemble and allow the pudding to rest overnight in the refrigerator, covered.


You can leave out the sultana raisins and use fresh or frozen berries (thaw and drain.)

Air Fryer Bread Pudding



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