- 4 cups cubed white bread cut into ¾-inch cubes, refer notes for bread choices
- 1/3 cup golden raisins
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/4 cup heavy cream or use whole milk
- 5 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Confectioners sugar for dusting
- Vanilla ice cream for serving
Add eggs into a bowl, whisk to combine, add remaining egg mixture ingredients (except butter) and whisk until sugar is dissolved. Stir in HOT melted butter (this helps in butter not clumping up when mixed with cold milk).
Grease a 6-inch round cake pan with non-stick cooking spray, spread half the bread cubes, sprinkle half the raisins on top and pour about half the egg mixture evenly on top. Repeat process with remaining bread, raising and egg mixture. (Using the back of a spoon, gently press the bread into the liquid).
Pre heat air fryer to 350°F for 15 minutes. When hot, place the baking pan inside the air fryer basket and bake for about 15 minutes (the top will be deep golden brown and a knife inserted in the middle comes clean).
Rest for a few minutes, dust the top with powdered sugar. Serve topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
To use white sandwich / burger buns / hot dog buns / dinner rolls ——–> place cubed bread on a baking sheet and let it air dry for a few hours before baking.
To use crusty baguette – Assemble the pudding and let it rest in the refrigerator overnight before baking. This helps to soften the bread and absorb the egg custard.
Beat eggs before mixing – We prefer to lightly beat the eggs before mixing with milk. This helps the eggs to be thoroughly combined.
Can I skip raisins? We highly recommend not to! They add a wonderful sweet/tart texture to the pudding. However if you wish to, then increase sugar by a tablespoon.