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This recipe has been a favorite of my family for years. It makes you warm inside on cold wintery days.
- 1 loaf day old French bread, cut in 12 slices (1 inch thick)
- 1⁄2 cup real butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 5 eggs, beaten
- 1 pint heavy whipping cream
- 1 dash ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄4 cup raisins (optional)
- powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- milk, enough to make sauce the consistency of Elmers Glue. Add whiskey to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream sugar and butter in large bowl.
- Add eggs, cream, cinnamon, vanilla and raisins, mix well.
- Pour mixture into a 9 inch square pan. (I double my recipe and use a bigger pan.).
- Arrange bread slices flat in the egg mixture; cutting pieces to fit small holes but do not break into small pieces.) Let the bread soak for 5 minutes and then turn pieces over and soak an additional 10 minutes.Push the bread down into the liquid to assure that it is covered with the mixture.
- Place this pan into a larger pan that is filled to 1 inch of the top with water. Cover the pudding pan with foil. Bake 45 minutes. Uncover pan and cook for 10 more minutes to brown top.
- The custard should be soft, not firm. Serve warm in bowls with sauce below with or without whiskey.
- Whiskey sauce: Mix Powdered sugar,1 tsp vanilla and enough milk to make sauce the consistency of Elmers Glue. Add whiskey to taste.