Bread Pudding Recipe!

This week's recipe swap is for a classic, comfort food - BREAD PUDDING! This recipe orignated from my ML (mother-in-law) who is a fabulous cook. Our local bakery owner revamped her recipe of bread pudding using day-old cinnamon rolls or donuts from her shop. This is a favorite at our church's potluck!! SOOOOO! I've tried this way - substituting donuts for the bread and OH MY!... I get dreamy-eyed just thinking about it! LOL!

Bread pudding -it's nostalgia. For me, it's a yearning for a simpler time, when dessert was made from a few common kitchen ingredients. Ya know, walking into a house and smell the cinnamon and vanilla coming from the oven. Sniff, sniff! (Almost as good as a roast in a crock-pot...) Can ya tell "I love to eat?" hahaha! Bread Pudding is truly a soul-satisfying treat that a wide-variety of people crave. Nothing beats warm bread pudding on a cold or rainy day. Do you agree? What do you like? Please share...

Bread Pudding

2 cups whole milk
1 cup Sugar

2 Eggs, beaten

2 cups Milk

2 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice

2 teaspoons Vanilla extract

4 cups bread, torn into small pieces ( or 5-6 reg. sized DONUTS!! YUM!)

1/2 cup raisins (optional - my boys would DIE if I included raisins - hee hee!)

Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl (sugar, eggs, milk, spices and vanilla). Add bread and raisins; mix well. Turn into a greased 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Serve with sauce .

Let's talk about sauce for the bread pudding... there are a LOT of recipes out there! My ML makes a vanilla, or lemon or caramel (all are VERY good) - if you use DONUTS - this will be very "sweet", so.... I like just a basic sauce, IF one at all. This week my family had the bread pudding BEFORE I could even make a sauce - hee hee! We do love our "bread pudding". Here this a basic custard sauce recipe:

Bread Pudding Custard Sauce

3 Eggs yolks
3/4 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Cornstarch
3 cups Milk
2 tsp. Vanilla

Combine yolks, sugar and cornstarch in a microwave-save dish. Microwave for 4 minutes, stir and microwave for 4 minutes more. Gradually add milk, stirring until smooth; microwave for 2 minutes until thick. Stir in vanilla. Serve warm or chilled with bread pudding.

Here are my APRIL card swaps - AGAIN! (FOOD) Finally used a stamp set (from Gina K, I think!) that I've had for at least a year... cute - but no use for a cookie/baking cards UNTIL NOW! This is a CASE card... thought the glass of milk was so clever - and this card can be used for either a man or woman! Here's a link to the others - check it out! They are SO CU-TE! May's swap is for a wedding... HELP! Got any ideas? Share... please!

Here's a shout out to my FAMILY! It seems we only get together at funerals... argh - not fair, huh? Is your family gatherings that way? Life is so FULL, that we only get together when someone has passed... I didn't get to go to this funeral (only one day left and it's taken for next Friday - pooh!) but my husband took my mom and they both headed to the big town of Rotan, Texas yesterday! So here is a SHOUT OUT to all of them (Hey! Joy Elaine - you and hubby "totally" made my husband's day - thanks for being so sweet!) LOVE & MISSED SEEING YOU ALL! Take care! (And there WAS a geocache at the theatre in downtown Rotan that KV could've got, darn! - LOL!)

Also a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our "Cinco da Mayo" baby-girl GRACE! She turned 2! WOW! Can that be? Hey PC - gift is in the mail. Please, please, please video when she opens this and turns it on... expecting some funny faces and expressions with this gift! Have a great party on Saturday - Wish we were there - LOVE & KISSES!

Hope all is well for you and your family! With 3 weeks left in the school year - things are flying left and right - STRESS is high - but there is also a light at the end of the tunnel - is that "summer" - LOL! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Hug the ones you love the most!


Anonymous said...

THOSE CHOCO CHIP cards are TOO Stinkin CUTE!

Stephanie Harbin said...

Your cards were wonderful!! Margie guessed them all!! Bread pudding sounds great too. You are such a sweetheart. I cased my wedding card from soemone else, and I am not telling!!