Bread Pudding

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When the wind is blowing hard from the north and you want to warm up your kitchen it is definitely time to bake!  I decided to make a pan of bread pudding as I had bread in the freezer that was getting on the dry side.

When my boys were in school they used to get off the bus and head straight for the fridge. After a long bus ride they were ready for food!  Every so often, on a cold snowy day my husband used to have a pan of warm bread pudding waiting for them when they came through the door. Yep you read that right….my husband made the bread pudding.  In fact, he made great bread pudding and he also made really great French toast. The French Toast is another whole story.

The past couple years I have taken over making the bread pudding.  On a farm sale my husband purchased a box of books and inside was the 1975 recipe book you see in the photo.  I found a bread pudding recipe and “tweaked” it for our taste.  I am happy to share it with you.

 

BREAD PUDDING
Fill a 9×9 pan with torn bread pieces (my pan is quite deep)
3 cups milk
As many raisins as you like
5 eggs
2/3 cup white sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoon butter


STREUSEL TOPPING
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Put torn bread pieces into a 9 x 9 pan.  As I said mine is an old pan and quite deep.
Mingle raisins with bread in pan.  Use as many or as few as you like.
Mix milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla and pour over bread and raisins.
Dot the butter on top of this.
Mix streusel topping and sprinkle over bread mixture.
Bake at 325 for 1 hour.
It is done when you “jiggle” the pan and the center is firm and doesn’t wiggle.
Note: it works best to use white bread or whole grain white bread. 

As you can tell, for me, baking is not an exact science.  I tend to be the type who uses a “dash” or a “shake” or a “handful” when measuring my ingredients.  This time I tried to measure a little more specifically so you would have something to go by.  Feel free to tweak it for your personal taste.  That is what makes baking fun.

I now have a pinterest button at the bottom of each post.  This should make it easier to pin to your boards if this recipe is something you might like to try.  Now I just have to figure out how to put those recipes in a printable format…….

HAPPY BAKING!!

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