Every country seems to have their own version of a bread pudding. This one is a traditional version from Costa Rica and often appears on the menu at Christmas.
1 loaf of a 2-day old French baguette, sliced
2 ½ cups of sugar
3 cups of milk
1 cup water
1 cube butter
4 egg yolks
4 egg whites
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Butter bread slices from both sides and place them in a buttered oven-safe glass dish.
- Heat 2 cups sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar is golden brown. Add water and bring it to a boil. Pour mix over bread slices.
- Whisk egg whites in a bowl. Add egg yolks, one by one. Add milk, ½ cup sugar, and vanilla extract. Pour mixture over bread slices.
- Bake at 350F (177C) for 40 minutes. Serve with eggnog.