Dig into this rum-infused bread pudding

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RICHMOND, Va - Local Baker Leanne Fletcher from Big Herm’s Kitchen was back with us today and shared her yummy recipe for her Caribbean Rum bread pudding.  Big Herm’s Kitchen is located at 315 N 2nd St in Richmond. For more information you can visit www.bighermskitchen.com


  • 1/4 pound bread
  • 2 cups hot milk
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup bananas chopped
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons flour


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 water
  • 1/4  cup dark rum
  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • Grease a 9x9 baking pan
  • Remove and discard crusts from the bread. Cut remaining bread into cubes.
  • In a mixing bowl, soak bread cubes in the hot milk for 5 to 10 minutes. Then strain off excess milk.
  • Toss raisins and bananas in the flour and then fold into the bread and milk mix.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl. And mix well.
  • Pour the bread mix into the greased pan.
  • Bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes
  1. In a small saucepan combine butter, sugar, rum and water over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3-4 minutes stirring constantly to prevent any burns
  3. Pour over cooked bread pudding