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Other uses for stale biscuits (cookies)

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I'm a great lover of bread puddings and always use leftover biscuits (the

homemade bread kind) that are usually made for breakfast. That is what my

mother always used when I was a child and it is still my favorite way to make



I think that leftover biscuits (cookies) would make a very interesting bread

pudding if you incorporate a small amount of toast cubes or other bread in it.


I just fill my baking dish with the amount of biscuits, bread or cookies and

pour over a mixture of whole milk, eggs, sugar and flavoring. Let it soak for a

few minutes and bake at 350 degrees until a knife inserted in the center comes

out clean.


The liquid mixture that I use is about the same as for baked custard. 2 cups of

milk, 4 tablespoons sugar, 3 or 4 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Other flavorings

are good, too. I especially like grated orange peel and dried cranberries and a

little orange juice instead of vanilla.


You may have to adjust the amount of liquid mixture in accordance with the

amount of dry ingredients that you have. Just make sure that the dry

ingredients are thoroughly soaked. Bread pudding is a very forgiving recipe to



I love it served warm in a bowl with milk and sugar or lemon sauce.


I have some leftover cocoanut cookies (biscuits). I think I'll make bread

pudding tonight and add them to the mix.



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