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Wednesday, June 8

Grandma's Bread Pudding

Every once in a while I get a hankering for some of Grandma's comfort food. Today I was given 2 loaves of cinnamon bread. As soon as I saw it I knew that it would be great for bread pudding.

Grandma cooked all of her treats in a wood stove when I was young. Nothing ever tasted as good as the treats that came out of that old stove's oven. We always looked forward to something tasty and Grandma knew how to make things that tasted good and went far. After all, she had a big family.

I'd like to share Grandma's recipe for bread pudding. Try it! It's delicious.

Bread Pudding

  • 6 slices of bread or cinnamon bread
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract


Directions
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. Break bread into small pieces into an 9 inch square baking pan. Drizzle melted butter or margarine over bread. Sprinkle with raisins.
    3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and almond or vanilla extract. Beat until well mixed. Pour over bread, and lightly push down with a fork until bread is covered and soaking up the egg mixture.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the an inserted knife comes out clean.


13 comments:

  1. My hubby loves bread pudding - I'll have to try this!

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  2. As good as this looks, we do our best to ignore the oven during the summer. Maybe later.

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  3. I will take a big scop with some vanella ice cream Please.

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  4. My favorite aunt....aunt MARY [snort] made the bestest ever bread pudding. And she'd top it off with a dollop of vanilla pudding...what a treat!!! I'm drooling here, can you see me?

    Thanks for popping by this week. Hope to see you again real soon. I love having your company.

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  5. Thank you, thank you for sharing this recipe. Oh how I love bread pudding!

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  6. Mary, this brings back so many memories! My mom use to make Bread Pudding quite often, it was one of my dad's favourite desserts. She would also make a caramel sauce that you could spoon over it. When we were at Guy's for the Sugar Bush in April, my brothers asked mom to make some, they hadn't had it since leaving home. It was still as delicious as I remembered:-) I'm going to copy your recipe down, mom never used raisin bread, just white bread so I'll have to show it to her. xoxo

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  7. That looks wonderful! My Grandma was a bread pudding maker as well. My favorite was one that had a light lemon sauce poured over the top. Yum!

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  8. How lovely to have your grandmother's recipes. Her bread pudding looks like it was a real delight. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your pudding up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/06/sweets-for-saturday-21.html

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  9. Whatever became of the wood stove?

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  10. I've tried this recipe & it came out very good. My hsband like it too. Thanks Mary!

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  11. I'm twelve and never had bread pudding. I love to bake and my mom has been bugging me to make this. So I'm going to surprise her for mothers day. I have but one question. Is there any glaze that would go well with this recepie?

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