Bread is a must. Plain or accompanied by butter or slathered with a healthy dose of Nutella, there’s no way it can go wrong. Perhaps the only way to make it better is to watch it transform into mouthwatering, gourmet desserts from around the world. From the Shahi Tukda of India to a fragrant, homemade French toast, these are all must have bread desserts!
Shahi Tukda from India:
Equal amounts of fried bread slices soaked in piping hot milk and love lead to the embodiment of this delicacy that has its roots buried in Mughlai Cuisine. Coming from Hyderabad slices of thick bread are fried and soaked in hot milk, garnished with spices and condiments like saffron and cardamom.
Grab yourself some milk, cardamom, rose water, saffron, sugar and whisk them all together, upon a light flame. Let it thicken whilst you soak thick slices of bread in sugar and water. Fry the slices of bread in wholesome desi ghee, and lay them out, pouring the thickened mixture on them. Garnish with chopped dry fruits and some saffron.
French Toast from the land of love:
Other than major accent envy, the French give us happiness in the form of a sweet, flavorful toast, typically consumed for breakfast. If like us, you’re dazzled by the crunch of the toast, the glistening of the butter and the slightly spicy cinnamon, feel free to have it for any meal of the day. Slices of bread are soaked or dipped in a mixture of beaten eggs, often with milk or cream. Sometimes sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla are added to the mixture. The slices of egg-coated bread are then fried on both sides until they are browned and cooked through. Day-old bread is often recommended by chefs because the stale bread will soak up more egg mixture without falling apart.
Capirotada from Mexico:
Usually served during the Lenten period, this variation for bread pudding is an ode to the Passion of Christ. The dish comprises of toasted bread or “Bolillo” that is soaked and mashed in a syrup of cane sugar, cloves, cinnamon, nuts, seeds and dried fruits. Hungry? Ciabatta make this for yourself!
You’ll need a loaf of our white bread, butter, raisins, pineapple chunks, cheese, walnuts, cinnamon sticks, white sugar, and water.
Combine water, cinnamon, and sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and let simmer for about 15 minutes. Toast bread and butter each slice on one side. Arrange toast in a single layer in a large casserole dish. Sprinkle bread with raisins, nuts, and pineapple. Slice cheese and place over this mixture. Pour the cinnamon syrup mixture over everything in baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for at least 15 minutes.
Sweet Bruschetta from Italy:
A fun twist on the classic Italian appetizer, Sweet Bruschetta is an interesting twist to the usual savory version we have all had. As ironic as it is, this one comprises of sweet French bread, that’s been cut into thick slices and lightly baked. With a carpet of butter covering each slice, icing sugar is generously dusted on. You can choose to add in some berries and slivered almonds and chocolate spread or shredded cheese. Fall for this and you can kiss your diet goodbye!
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