Bread Pudding: Capirotada

posted by jgarcia 08-28-101 6:56 PM

Capirotada (Bread Pudding)

8 slices toasted bread
2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups raisins
2 tablespoons butter
whipped cream (optional)

Toast the sliced bread, break into 2" pieces. Make a syrup of water, sugar, spices and salt. Bring to a oil and simmer for 10 minutes.

Butter an oblong baking pan. Layer bread, cheese, raisins and butter. Pour syrup over bread mixture and bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until syrup is absorbed. May be served warm or cold. If served warm, top with whipped cream.

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