Tuesday, February 17, 2009

One of My Favorites

I love good comfort food... but then, who doesn't! I am a huge (let's not go to the weight thing) fan of things like homemade macaroni and cheese with a ton of bacon. I also love french onion soup... which I have posted here before. And I do like a good dessert... and bread pudding is one of my favorites, because it's so easy to do!

Here's the ingredients you'll need to make this... Sugar, 3 eggs, 1 pt of 1/2 & 1/2, 1 loaf of cinnamon raisin bread, 1/2 a stick of butter, cinnamon and vanilla. Additional 1/2 cup of milk is not shown.

Start by slicing bread into a thick dice... I like it rustic... so I usually do it in a 3 x 3 dice...

Place your bread into a casserole dish.

Next break your eggs into a mixing bowl and begin to beat them until they are nice and thick and creamy... then add your sugar... beating it in a little at a time.
Melt butter... I do it in the microwave, and let it cool slightly...

Add 1/2 and 1/2, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and butter... beating to combine.
Pour into casserole over the bread. Let is stand for about 10 minutes.

Place casserole in to another baking dish... 9x13 or 11x15... and pour hot water into the other dish to create a ht water bath...
Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour at 350 degrees.

Bread Pudding

1 loaf cinnamon raisin bread
2 C. 1/2 and 1/2
3 eggs
1 C. sugar
1/2 stick melted butter
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup milk

Cube bread into rustic cubes... place in casserole dish
In mixing bowl... beat eggs, add sugar in small additions to make sure it's incorporated,
add milk, 1/2 and 1/2, vanilla, cinnamon and melted butter... beating well to form creamy custard base.

Pour over bread...let stand for 10 minutes... Place in hot water bath and bake for 1 hour.

Sorry, that this isn't a tutorial... I tried, but blogger didn't want to download some of my photos. That was very frustrating! But at least I can show you a finished product. It was so good... that we had dessert first last night! =)

Thanks for reading... be blessed!


1 comment:

Melissa said...

Greetings from a fellow Washingtonian! I followed your link from Pioneer Woman's blog.....I can't wait to look around and get to know you better!

Many Blessings,