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Help me make bread pudding- these are the only ingredients i have available

I've been craving bread pudding. I've been sick for over a week and this is all i have available to use for ingredients:
white bread, eggs, cinammon, hot chocolate mix from burdick chocolates (which is shaved chocolate - have both milk chocolate mix and dark chocolate mix), skim milk, smart balance margerine.

Can i make bread pudding with this stuff? How?

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  1. Gee, I think you have all you need, although it would be somewhat experimental. You could grease the pan with the margarine (although cooking spray might be better). Cube the bread and put it in the pan. Mix enough eggs and milk to soak and mostly cover the bread, use the chocolate mix to sweeten that mixture to taste, and the cinnamon to season. A pinch of salt wouldn't hurt if you have it. Pour the egg mixture over the bread and bake at 350 degrees or so until done.

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    1. re: alaughingdog

      Sounds like a plan. Could use the margarine to "butter" the bread and sprinkle the cinnamon on before tearing the bread. Then eggs, milk and brown sugar for the custard.

    2. I also have brown sugar, which I forgot to mention.

      1. The pudding is in the oven. Will report back on how it turns out. Thanks.

        1. just inhaled half of it - wow, it was great. I used white bread cut into cubes, had some shaved milk chocolate and cinamon and crumbled up oreo cookies that I put into an egg and milk mixture, then put in just a dash of brown sugar (would have used splenda or equal if I had any) poured it over the bread, let it soak for a while, then baked at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes. it was delicious. I could have eaten the whole pan but I controlled myself.

          1. Had to chuckle when you say you would have used splenda or equal when you put chocolate and oreos in it!

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            1. Isn't there a small Swiss village that's world renowned for using crushed Oreos in their breadpudding?

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              1. re: yayadave

                Really? When I lived in Germany about 15 years ago, two things I was never able to find (I remember as I had occasional cravings for them) were root beer and oreos. Oreos were also not familiar to my Spanish wife before she came to the U.S. I didn't think Oreos were known or eaten much or at all in Europe... but I'm no authority on this matter. Maybe globalization has now spread the oreo throughout the continent!

              2. I ended up making a second batch of bread pudding late last nite. I am obsessed with it. It is pretty damn good.

                1. Goodness, now I think I'll have to make bread pudding when I go home. If you have any vanilla, Grand Marnier, or sliced almonds those would go well with what you have too.

                  1. I've found that bread pudding is incredibly forgiving and flexible - I even used a can of evaporated milk in place of regular milk once and it turned out great.

                    1. How did the bread pudding come out?