Estonian Bread Pudding. Saiavorm

Did you know, that 40% of Europeans believe, that gluten may cause digestive problems ?*
Can, believe, may cause…
Estonians eat rather   fermented black bread, however there was an epidemic outburst few years ago. Turned out that.. most of us have gluten intolerance. The interesting thing about the disease is that you can not eat white bread. But pasta, semolina, burgers, couc cous are ok. … 🙂

I am apologizing to those who have the real disease.

but mostly it is a problem of control.  Have you read the book Rolf Jensen, Mika Aaltonen The Renaissance Society: How the Shift from Dream Society to the Age of Individual Control will Change the Way You Do business.
I highly recommend.

A study conducted in 2015 ( by Allergofood)  found that 50% of Estonian parents suspect their child has somekind of allergy. But it only applies to 11%. So, ca 40% of children do not get enough real nutritious food, because their parents are afraid of something…

This is a dessert from my childhood. It was often served as a dessert at  school  to reuse leftovers from bread.
Today I make this very seldom, because.. as I do not eat white bread very often, and I do not have white bread leftovers at home 🙂

NB!  my recipe is not contains sugar, because for me bread + jam are sweet enough. If you like sweet, add sugar!

Bread Casserole. Saiavorm

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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A easy cooking delicious dessert to reuse your leftovers from bread.

Bread Casserole. Saiavorm


  • 8-10 slice of bread ( ca 300 g)
  • 100 g butter
  • 300 g jam
  • 2 eggs
  • 400 ml milk


  1. Grease oven casserole with butter
  2. Spread butter on to a bread slices and cut in to a cubes.Pour half of bread in to the casserole
  3. Add jam and remaining bread cubes.
  4. eggs and milk (and sugar), and pour over bread.
  5. Sprinkle casserole with small butter cubes
  6. Bake in to the oven 180 C 30-40 minutes.
  7. Serve with cold milk.

Bread Casserole. Saiavorm

Soundtrack Lenna ” Õnnega koos”

* AC Nielsen research




26 thoughts on “Estonian Bread Pudding. Saiavorm

  1. This would be a nice meal for the kids, I am sure they would like it. And I agree with what you are saying, I know somebody who has a really serious form of the celiac disease and who is not amused that gluten free has become such a trend, it makes things harder for her, because she is not taken seriously, people who don’t know her history personally don’t even realize how ill she is, they just assume she eats gluten free because that is just so hip at the moment.

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  2. I have seennpeople in hotels telling they can’t est gluten and then ordering pizza the next day … i find it annoying and disrespectful. Great recipe. Will try, kids are going to like it

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  3. I agree, nowadays the “gluten-free” it’s just a fashion as many others, also because the people who has REAL problem with it, the coeliac disease, it’s no more than 1% of the total number. Then there is some people which has intolerance, but in those cases often it’s not 100% clear that the gluten is the reason, and there are so many not-scientific “tests” sold online and also in pharmacies which are absolutely not trustworthy.
    So, very probably, in that 40% of Europeans there is a 39% which has no idea about the argument but they just listened to some “online expert” or some friends by the hairdresser.
    Come on, no longer than 15-20 years ago how many people with gluten problems we heard about in the everyday life? Me personally no one, I mean really no one. But nowadays a lot.
    Or there is much more terrible quality food sold in the stores comparing to the past, or someone put strange ideas in the heads of many of them. For sure the power of the marketing is very strong on many people.

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  4. Nii lihtne ja maitsev 🙂 Hakkasin saiavormi alles poolteist aastat tegema, välismaal elades lähevad lihtsalt meelest ära sellised lihtsad asjad. Kahjuks mu lapsed ei armasta seda magustoitu nii palju kui mina, aga itaalia mees sööb hea meelega 🙂

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