Christmas has remained a major resource of stimulation through generations. Christmas festivity urges us to recognize the mystery and magic surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ on this earth. Christmas is the festivity where you find love, joy, and nourishment. We make lots of traditional delicacies of which bread forms a significant part of the tradition. Baking bread is considered a scared tradition, in families around the world, the bread is usually decorated with strips of dough forming a cross, and the ends are coiled and garnished with cherries and walnuts. Families also decorate the dough with reference to names, birthdates, or names encrusted on top of the loaf. Bread was and will remain the main staple diet of the human species, and is considered as a gift from god. Christians around the world believe the bread as a spiritual nutrition from Jesus and feed it to the poor and needy on this particular day.
Easy Christmas Bread Recipes
Bread Pudding With Hot Buttered Rum Sauce
Cherish the Christmas recipes from around the world, which can be served for breakfast on Christmas morning. Read on for easy recipes.
Christmas Bread Recipes
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature + 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamons
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 9 slices (1/2" to 3/4" thick) sandwich bread, sliced or torn into 1" pieces
- 2/3 cup sugar
- tbsp unsalted butter
- 3 - 4 tbsp rum of your choice
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 1can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
Directions To Prepare:
- Soak The Bread. Smear an 8" baking dish with the butter and set away.
- Heat the oven to 325°F. Take a large bowl and whisk the milk and eggs, and then beat in 3/4 cup of the sugar.
- Transfer in the melted butter and blend to combine.
- Put the bread in the milk and egg mixture, using a rubber spatula to dip it in the liquid.
- Soak the bread until equally moistened, about 20 minutes, and then transfer it and any remaining liquid to the prepared baking dish.
Baking The Pudding:
- Swirl the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar with the cinnamon in a bowl and evenly sprinkle over the top of the pudding.
- Bake until the pudding is set. It will take 35 to 40 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.
- How To Make The Rum Sauce
- Blend the evaporated milk, sugar, whole milk, and butter together in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
- Put the cornstarch in a bowl and dissolve with 4 tsp of cold water.
- Once the milk mixture is hot, add the cornstarch slurry, and then mix slowly and constantly until it reaches thin, gravy like consistency and a few froth rises to the surface.
- Switch off the heat, blend in the rum, and serve the bread pudding.
Mouth-Watering Homemade Raisin Bread.
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup scalded milk
- 1/4 cup soft butter
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 1 cup raisins
Directions To Prepare:
- Dissolve yeast in warm water.
- Take a large bowl, mix raisins, sugar, butter, salt, and hot milk;
- Blend to dissolve the sugar. Let it cool to lukewarm.
- Swirl in 1 1/2 cups of the flour; beat well. Add yeast mixture and the beaten eggs; blend it well.
- Make soft but firm dough.
- Knead for about 10 minutes, until dough is smooth and supple.
- Put dough in a lightly buttered bowl, to grease the surface.
- Cover up with a clean dishcloth; let set in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 1/2 hours.
- Thump dough down and divide into 2 portions. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Shape into 2 loaves; place in 2 greased 8x4x3-inch loaf pans.
- Cover up and let increase again for about 45 to 60 minutes, until it is almost twice.
- Bake at 375° for 25 minutes; cover the loaves for the last 10 minutes, if loaves are becoming too brown.
- Take away loaves from pans and let it cool on racks.