bread pudding

Photo: Lynn Andriani

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A Tiny Casserole Packed with Rich Flavor
We dare anyone to resist a warm serving of custard-soaked, buttery bread laced with sugar and spices. The first trick to pulling off these ramekin-size treats: Use challah or brioche—they're both made with eggs and therefore have a rich texture and flavor. The second: Soak the bread in melted vanilla ice cream (it's essentially custard). Preparing the dessert in ramekins makes it easy to top each serving with its own caramelized sugar, créme brûlée-like lid (since there's less surface area to cover). Break it open to find the soft, sweet pudding below.

Get the recipe: Mini Bread-Pudding Brûlée