Bread pudding is an easy dessert that is often made with leftover bread, egg, sugar and syrup. Bread pudding is often topped with a rum, caramel or whiskey sauce. The consistency of finished bread pudding is slightly mushy and semi-solid. The best way to assure that your bread pudding bakes properly is to use exact ingredients and bake at the correct temperature. Checking for doneness is a simple process that will help ensure a delicious, moist bread.

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Prepare bread pudding exactly as your recipe outlines. Use accurate ingredient measurements to help yield desired doneness.

Preheat oven according to your recipe prior to combining ingredients. Most bread pudding recipes are baked at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Allow the bread pudding to bake as long as your recipe requires. Typically, most recipes call for baking your bread pudding for 35 to 45 minutes.

Check bread pudding at 30 minutes of baking, and every five minutes after. Look at the edges for a light brown color indicating the bread should be done.

Take your bread pudding out of the oven and then place a spatula down the side to see that the edges pull away easily. Allow time for your bread to cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.