It is Bread Pudding Recipe Exchange week. Bread pudding is a food I wasn’t fond of as a child but once I grew up and made my own for the first time, I fell in love with it. If you haven’t had bread pudding in years, give it a try. French toast in a casserole dish!
It is a great way to use up the ends of a loaf of bread or revive a stale loaf and a frugal dessert.
Here is how I do it:
Take about 5 cups of bread that you have torn into pieces. I like to use raisin bread, homemade breads, challah, etc for this but any stale bread works.
Warm 3 cups of milk in the microwave. Beat in 2 eggs, 1/3-1/2 cup of sugar (white or light brown sugar), 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg. I do this in the casserole dish I am going to bake the pudding in. Soak bread in milk mixture for 15 minutes. Stir lightly. If you would like to add raisins, add them at this point 1/2-1 cup. Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes or until set.