Microwave bread pudding
1 cup (50g) just slightly stale bread; about 1 1/2 to 2 slices bread
1 large egg
1/3 cup (74g) milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
2 to 3 tablespoons (25g to 35g) sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, dried fruit, cinnamon, or the garnish of your choice
Put the bread in a fairly shallow, single-serving, microwave-safe bowl.
Whisk together the egg, milk, vanilla, and sugar. Pour over the bread in the bowl, stirring gently to combine.
Stir in chips or dried fruit. And/or sprinkle with cinnamon, cinnamon-sugar, or nutmeg.
Microwave for 1 minute, uncovered. Check and see if it's still liquid. If it is, microwave in 30-second bursts, till pudding is cooked all the way to the center; the very center can still look a bit uncooked, but it shouldn't be liquid.
Remove from the microwave. If desired, drizzle with maple syrup or melted caramel or fudge sauce or... Serve warm; whipped cream or ice cream are always welcome.