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Classic Challah Bread Pudding

[Photograph: Lauren Weisenthal]

Whether you choose to make it because you've got something you need to use up (eggs, milk, stale bread), or just because you love it, bread pudding delivers a whole lot of dessert satisfaction with just a small amount of effort.

Note: If all you have is fresh bread, you can dry it by cutting it into rough 1-inch pieces, spreading them on a couple of rimmed baking sheets, and baking in a 275°F oven until dry, about 20 minutes.

About the author: Lauren Weisenthal has logged many hours working in restaurant kitchens and bakeries of Brooklyn and Manhattan. She is a graduate of the Artisan Bread Baking and Pastry Arts programs at the French Culinary Institute. You can follow her on Twitter at @evillagekitchen.

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