Bread Pudding Category: Desserts: Cake, cookies, mousse, puddings, etc.. Posted by: SilverMt Quantity:
Ingredients: 12 slices bread (I prefer 4 T butter or margarine. something hearty, like whole- wheat, but use white if you must, crusts are optional) 3/4 tsp. cinnamon 3 c. milk 1/3 c sugar 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla 1/4 tsp. salt (opt.) 4 eggs 1/4-1/2 c. raisins, whipped cream (opt.) nutmeats, other dried fruits (opt.)
Instructions: Butter bread on one side, slice into fingers and again into cubes. Place in greased baking dish, layer with fruits and nuts if desired. sprinkle layers with cinnamon. (I usually make 3 or 4 layers) Beat together milk, sugar, vanilla, salt and eggs, until well mixed. Pour over bread layers. Bake at 325 for 50-55 min. (cold knife inserted into center will come out clean) Serve warm or cold, garnish with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired. I love this with fruit, and sometimes I add 1/4c of rum or brandy in place of part of the milk. I also prefer it very firm, and may use up to twice as much bread as the recipe calls for, but you will have to experiment for yourself.