Boy, this is the time of year for comfort food! I’ve been wanting to make bread pudding for a week. I got a loaf of day-old English muffin bread at the store on Saturday for this purpose. I laid the slices out earlier today and let them dry, turning them over once. I suppose you could dry them in the oven, but this was so much easier and it works just as well.
I use the recipe straight out of my packing-tape-held-together Betty Crocker Cookbook:
(I tripled this)
four bread slices, dried and cut into cubes
four eggs, beaten
2 c. milk
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. vanilla
1/3 c. sugar
(optional: raisins, currants, etc. – you would sprinkle these on top of the bread cubes and pour the custard over all.)
Mix the milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla with a mixer in a large bowl (REALLY large if you tripled it like I did…). Place all of the bread cubes in a baking dish (I used a 9 x 13 for my recipe and had a little custard left over) and pour the custard mixture over them. Using a spoon (or whatever) pat the bread cubes down gently into the custard so that they’re all saturated. It will only rise a little bit so don’t worry if it gets fairly close to the top of the dish. Bake for about 45 minutes in a 350 degree oven. It’s done when a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. You may need closer to 60 minutes.
|(Notice Father took a bit out of the top left corner…)|