Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mexican Bread Pudding

It is with pure joy that I am presenting this recipe for Mexican Bread Pudding or Capirotada as some Latinos would say.  This is a recipe from a beautiful new soon to be published Cookbook, Muy Bueno by, Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack, Veronica Gonzalez-Smith, and Evangelina Soza with fabulous Photography by Jeanine Thurston. Heather at Girlichef invited me to participate in this Cookbook Spotlight to introduce Muy Bueno and I am thrilled to participate!
Mexican Bread Pudding

Mexican Bread Pudding
Muy Bueno
Prepared By
Miz Helen's Kitchen
4 Bollio Rolls or French Rolls
4 tablespoons butter or spray butter
4 1/2 cups water
12 ounces piloncillo or 1 1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
4 cinnamon sticks
6 whole cloves
1 cup raisins
3 cups shredded Longhorn Cheddar or Colby Cheese
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees F
Cut rolls into 1/2 inch slices and butter both sides of each slice.  Layer on a baking sheet and bake for 3 minutes on each side, until lightly toasted and dry.  Remove and cool.  

Combine water, piloncillo, cinnamon sticks and cloves in a large saucepan.  Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes, creating a syrup.  Remove from heat, cover, and let steep for 2 hours.  Pour through a strainer and discard cinnamon sticks and cloves. Set syrup aside.

Spray an 8 inch x 10 1/2 inch baking dish with non-stick spray.  Layer the ingredients in the following order: a third of the toasted bread, a third of the raisins, a third of the cheese, and then pour 1 1/2 cups syrup evenly over cheese.  Wait 15 minutes and then layer another third of the bread, raisins, and cheese, and pour another 1 1/2 cups syrup evenly over cheese.  Let soak for another 15 minutes.  Top with the remaining bread, raisins, and cheese, and pour remaining syrup evenly over bread.  Let set for another 15 minutes.

Cover the dish with aluminum foil that has been sprayed with nonstick spray and bake 40 minutes. Uncover and bake until cheese is golden brown, about 10 to 15 minutes more.
Serve Warm
8 to 10 Servings

Ready To Serve
This very flavorful recipe filled our home with smells that brought me back to my childhood when we would have this pudding on very special occasions at my cousin's house.  It is just delicious!

It is Muy Bueno!

This post is part of Muy Bueno Cookbook Spotlight Cook Off  , sponsored by Hippocrene Books, and hosted at girlichef

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Thank you so much for stopping by to enjoy this wonderful Mexican Bread Pudding with us today. There are other great post from this awesome cookbook at this Link  Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
Peace and Joy


  1. I was so tempted to try this amazing recipe but decided to wait until our next family brunch. The spicy syrup and cheddar cheese sound delicious and unusual. I can understand why this is a special occasion dish. Yummy photos.

  2. This is an interesting and delicious sounding recipe. I am amazed that it has cheese in it rather than milk and egg custard. Nice for company breakfast or brunch. xo

  3. I was lucky enough to have tried this dish made by Yvette and I can just taste it again through your lovely photos. I can't wait to have an occasion to make it myself. You did a beautiful job.

  4. Oh my goodness, Miz Helen - I am SO looking forward to making this Capirotada. Yours looks absolutely mouthwatering...and I'm so happy to have you along for this Spotlight again =)

  5. Delicious bread pudding, I have it at any time.

  6. Would it be wrong of me to pick off all the topping? I'm so tempted to do that!

  7. You and the other bloggers who made this Mexican bread pudding have convinced me that I need to try this. I am really looking forward to making this wonderful dish for a special 'just because it is Wednesday' surprise for my family. Yum!

  8. This is new to me and I really like what I see!
    I think my family would loooooooooove it

  9. This looks delicious. Thank you for linking up with Wonderful Food Wednesdays. Looking forward to following you.


  10. Gosh this looks amazing - that sweet brown sugar is perfect!

  11. It looks muy bueno! The cheddar with butter, raisins and all sounds sinfully delicious!

  12. This kind of bread pudding is so new to me. I can't wait to make it this weekend (didn't have time last weekend). Isn't it wonderful to have a scent bring back childhood memories?

  13. I've never seen this kind of bread pudding, but it sure looks like some tasty eats!

  14. This is so creative Miz Helen!! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

  15. What a wonderful recipe, Miz Helen! I love the contrasting and complimenting flavours - no wonder it brings back such good memories :)

  16. Reads and looks VERY good. I am going to try to make it.


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