|Place of origin||Europe|
|Main ingredients||Usually stale bread; combination of milk, eggs, suet, sugar or syrup, dried fruit, and spices|
Bread pudding is a bread-based dessert popular in many countries' cuisines. In other languages, its name is a translation of "bread pudding" or even just "pudding", for example "pudín" or "budín". In the Philippines, banana bread pudding is popular. In Mexico, there is a similar dish eaten during Lent called capirotada.
Bread pudding is made with stale bread and milk or cream, generally containing eggs, a form of fat such as oil, butter or suet, and depending on whether the pudding is sweet or savory, a variety of other ingredients. Sweet bread puddings may use sugar, syrup, honey, dried fruit, nuts, as well as spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, or vanilla. The bread is soaked in the liquids, mixed with the other ingredients, and baked.
Savory puddings may be served as main courses, while sweet puddings are typically eaten as desserts.
In Hong Kong, bread pudding is usually served with vanilla cream dressing.
In Hungary, it is called 'Máglyarakás' which is baked with whipped egg whites on top of it.
In the United States, especially Louisiana, bread puddings are typically sweet and served as dessert with a sweet sauce of some sort, such as whiskey sauce, rum sauce, or caramel sauce, but typically sprinkled with sugar and eaten warm in squares or slices. Sometimes, bread pudding is served warm topped with or alongside a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
In Panama, bread pudding is known as "mamallena".
In Aruba, bread pudding is known as "pan bolo".
In Cuba, bread pudding is known as “pudín” and many serve it with a guava marmalade.
In Argentina, bread pudding is known as "budin de pan".
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