Dec 042018
 December 4, 2018  Costa Rica, recipes

Looking for a simple, flavorful dessert the whole family will enjoy? Try one of our family favorites: budín, Costa Rican bread pudding. This version of bread pudding is delicious and easy to put together – even the kids can help!

Costa Rican Bread Pudding: Budin |

Costa Rican Bread Pudding: Budín


3 loaves of week old French bread*

1 liter of milk (just over 1 quart)

2 eggs

1/2 c sugar

2 t vanilla

1 can of sweetened condensed milk

1 stick melted butter (1/2 c)

Raisins (optional)

*Note: Traditionally stale bread is used; however, my sister-in-law told us that often they prefer to use fresh bread because it is softer. Try it both ways and see which you like better!

Costa Rican Bread Pudding: Budin |

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

Break bread into small pieces (about the size of a grape) in a large mixing bowl then add the remaining ingredients except for about a 1/4 of the can of condensed milk.

Mix well then pour into a large baking dish. (How large really depends on how thick you want the final mixture to be. We made ours about 2 inches deep. Keep in mind that if you go for a thicker bread pudding, this may affect the baking time).

Costa Rican Bread Pudding: Budin |

Bake for 25-30 minutes, then drizzle with the reserved condensed milk and bake for a few minutes more, until golden.

Costa Rican Bread Pudding: Budin |


I like budín straight out of the oven, but Costa Ricans agree it is best served cold!

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