Island Bites: Budín Puertorriqueño (Puerto Rican Bread Pudding)

Updated on April 6, 2017
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Island Bites is a Puerto Rican cook with decades of experience in the kitchen. She's an expert in Latin American cuisine.

Traditional Puerto Rican Budin
Traditional Puerto Rican Budin

Budín

Budín is a bread dessert that's very popular in Puerto Rico and the rest of Latin America. Unlike American bread pudding, Puerto Rican budín is served at room temperature or preferably cold. It's a great way to use stale bread. In addition to bread, raisins are a must in a traditional Puerto Rican budín. It is delicious, inexpensive, and easy to make.

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Ingredients

  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 slices stale sandwich loaf/ sliced bread
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • raisins
  • a pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. In a big bowl, whisk eggs and sugar. Add milk, vanilla, spices and salt.
  2. Crumble the bread with your fingers and add to the mix. Whisk until well incorporated. Must be somewhat thicker with little lumps. Let it set for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Fold raisins into the batter. Transfer to a pre-greased baking pan.
  4. Bake at 350 for about 40-45 minutes or until set. Traditionally, it is served at room temperature or cold.

Tips

  • If you don't like raisins, you could use nuts instead. Add a layer of nuts at the bottom of the pan before the batter, for a crunchy topping.
  • You could use coconut milk instead of evaporated milk and garnish with toasted coconut.
  • Soak the raisins in rum for an extra kick.

Puerto Rican Budin with Nuts
Puerto Rican Budin with Nuts

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        IslandBites 2 months ago from Puerto Rico

        I honestly have never make it in a cast iron skillet. Your could try. Add raisins according to your liking. Add a small box and go from there, I guess. Good luck!!

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        MannyManolo 2 months ago

        Hola,

        Can I use a cast Iron skillet to make this and also, how much raisins should I use. Cannot wait to make this for my wife tomorrow!!!

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        Manny 2 months ago

        Can I use a cast iron skillet?

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        IslandBites 6 months ago from Puerto Rico

        No. Coconut milk is not sweet.

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        Lydia Fuster 6 months ago

        If I use coconut milk can I leave out the cup of brown sugar.

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        IslandBites 2 years ago from Puerto Rico

        Thanks, peachpurple!

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        peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

        yummy, I must try this recipe

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        IslandBites 2 years ago from Puerto Rico

        8"or 9"should be fine. I have made them in cupcake pans too.

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        Md 2 years ago

        What size pan should I use?

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        Huntgoddess 3 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

        I think I will. Thanks again, dear. I'll let you know.

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        IslandBites 3 years ago from Puerto Rico

        Hope you like it. Thanks for your comment!

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        Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        I'm glad to know that your recipe includes coconut milk! My family will enjoy this for the holidays. So, I will give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

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        IslandBites 3 years ago from Puerto Rico

        Thanks for the comments!

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        Beth Perry 3 years ago from Tennesee

        This sounds tasty and easy to make. A winner to me!

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        Huntgoddess 3 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

        ~O~M~G~

        Do they serve this in heaven??

        I love bread pudding so o o o o much!! But, this is even better than regular bread pudding, with the cake pan, and the coconut milk, et al . . . .

        Wow, thanks.

        Up, +++

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        Arelis 3 years ago

        Making this right now but using gluten free bread and coconut milk and all gluten ingredients

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        IslandBites 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

        Thanks!

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        maria 4 years ago

        Thank you, very easy and excellent with the coconut milk

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        IslandBites 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

        Es un poco dificil, pues usualmente uso pan blanco (en lascas para emparedados). Me parece que las bolsas son de 16oz. Asi que serian menos de 8oz. Es mas facil hacerlo según la consistencia.

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        jrardo 4 years ago

        puede decirme en cantidad de pan en libra o de onzas gracias a mi suegra le encanta

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        IslandBites 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

        Thanks for the comments!

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        truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

        Looks like a simple, but yummy recipe. Thanks.

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        JR Krishna 4 years ago from India

        This is an excellent recipe.

        Seems like it is easy

        I will definitely try this

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        IslandBites 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

        Thanks!!

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        Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

        This looks so delicious. I definitely will be trying it. Up, useful and interesting.

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        IslandBites 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

        I hope you like it. Thanks!

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        Peg Cole 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

        One of my very favorites is bread pudding. Oh, this sounds so easy and delicious. I can't wait to try it. Thank you for the recipe. Voted and sharing.

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        IslandBites 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

        Thanks, Claudia! I hope you try it (and like it).

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        Claudia Tello 4 years ago from Mexico

        What an easy to make recipe and it look very nice too. I would like to try it one of these days.

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        IslandBites 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

        It is really easy and so good. Thanks!

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        Mazlan 4 years ago from Malaysia

        This looks easy and delicious. I will ask my daughter to try them. Thanks for sharing.

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        IslandBites 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

        Thanks!

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        Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

        Looks good

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        IslandBites 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

        Glad to bring you back good memories. Thanks!

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        Angel Caleb Santos 4 years ago from Hampton Roads, Virginia

        I like it. Thanks for sharing this wonderful dish. Its' been years since I've had one of those.

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        IslandBites 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

        Thank you, nArchuleta! It is good.

        Thief, you have to do a list. LOL

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        Thief12 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

        This tastes delicious. Wish I could eat some right now :-D

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        Nadia Archuleta 4 years ago from Denver, Colorado

        Sounds delicious -- looks yummy, too!

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