Bread Pudding recipe
I've never made bread pudding, even though I always end up throwing out day old French bread. What a waste, because this recipe came together quickly and was ready by the time we finished dinner. I don't know why I have never made it before. It was very good and wasn't terribly sweet like the bread pudding I bought last week at the grocery store.
Here is the recipe for you.
6 slices day-old bread
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
3/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Break bread into small pieces into an 8 inch square baking pan. Drizzle melted butter or margarine over bread. If desired, sprinkle with raisins.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Pour over bread, and lightly push down with a fork until bread is covered and soaking up the egg mixture.
Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly tapped.