5 Desserts That Can Be Made From Leftover Bread

Bread is an ingredient that is not only a staple in many parts of the world, but it is also a very versatile food item to work with. A loaf can be used to cook a wide variety of dishes, from starters to main courses to desserts. I mean, doesn’t it seem incredible that the same roti that is used to make dumplings can also turn into pudding? So, if you have a packet of bread lying around in your fridge and you don’t know what to do, here are some delicious desserts that can be made from it.

Bread ka Halwa Take semolina, gram flour or moong over the pudding. You can use your roti to make pudding that is just as delicious as any other dessert you have tried. All you have to do is fry your bread in ghee, blend it and cook the mixture with milk and sugar syrup. Drizzle some cashew nuts over it and keep everyone guessing as to who made this super delicious pudding.

Bread Pudding | Photo Credit: Instagram – @murukku_meesakaran


bread pancake – If you have an internet connection and you don’t live under a rock. It is highly likely that you have seen the viral bread pancake recipe. With the right ratio of milk and bread, pancakes can actually taste just as good as the ones you eat for breakfast.

Shahi Tukda We all know that the list of sweets made from bread is incomplete without mentioning Shahi Mithai – Shahi Tukda. If ever there was a competition between the amazing food that Mughal Kitchen has given us, the Shahi Tukda would be one of the topmost positions on the list. That crispy roti, sweet syrup and creamy rabri – what’s not to love in this royal amalgamation?

Double ka Meetha This Hyderabadi sweet gets its name from the way bread is called double roti in the local language. All you have to do is cut up your bread slices and place them on a baking tray. Prepare a thick paste of milk by boiling saffron and rose water. After cooling this mixture in the fridge, pour it over your bread slices, add condensed milk, sugar and bake. This wonderful dish can be the star dessert of your grand family gatherings.

double sweet | Image Credits: Instagram – @warangal.food.diaries

bread pudding Why should you have boring toast for breakfast when you can decorate it to make delicious pudding? Like any other pudding, make a mixture of milk, sugar and eggs with vanilla essence, soak your bread in it, and then bake it. The creamy custard-pudding consistency along the browned edges of the bread makes this dessert taste so delicious. Eat it cold to enjoy a slice of heaven on your plates.

So, the next time you turn on your toaster to prepare the same old buttery toast, remember that your bread can turn into something as delicious as pudding or pancakes.