How To Store Bread Pudding
The best way to store bread pudding is in the refrigerator. If you haven't added any extra sauce such as custard yet - hold off until you're ready to eat the pudding.
- 1 portion bread pudding cooked
Refrigerating Bread Pudding
Ensure the bread pudding has fully cooled if you've just baked it.
Place the bread pudding in an airtight container.
The more compact the container, the better, as this will help prevent the dish from prematurely going stale.
You can also cover the bread pudding with a layer of plastic wrap. The more protection you provide against air contact, the less dry the pudding will become.
The bread pudding will last for a maximum of 5 days in the refrigerator. But for best results, aim to use the dish within 2 days, where moisture loss will be less noticeable.
How To Freeze Bread Pudding
Ensure the bread pudding is fully cooled before freezing.
Optional: cut the bread pudding into individual portions. This will help if you don't want to eat the leftovers all in one go.
Double wrap the bread pudding in plastic wrap.
Place the wrapped bread pudding in an airtight freezer bag or container. This helps to preserve the moisture in the pudding and protects it against freezer burn.
Label the container with the date so you know how long it's been in the freezer for.
Where possible, freeze any sauce separately from the pudding. Doing so helps preserve the texture and consistency of the dessert.