I made my first attempt at making bread pudding last night with less than stellar results. I followed the recipe to the letter. It was a recipe from "How to cook everything". After sixty minutes, the bread puddings' top was perfect, but what lied beneath was a mushy mess. Why didn't it bake properly? I set the oven at 350, but my 8 in dish in another dish of warm water. What gives? Was it me? my oven?. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
I have made this and it has been good, but I find that it needs to cook longer, at least 15 minutes, sometimes 1/2 hour. This is often true of his recipes, I find. Also, was the pan of water underneath warm, as you say, or hot? I start with boiling water.
This recipe does work with the above caveats and is luscious in my experience, so try again.