This was fabulous- we enjoyed this the day before Christmas. I didn't do the caramel sauce, since I served if for breakfast and wanted to watch my calories. I love to make this the night before and pop it in the oven for breakfast. Very filling and addictive.<br/><br/>Update- we make this at least 2 times a month for breakfast. It is so good with powdered sugar on top and/or maple syrup. My hubby and kids just love this breakfast. I like to use whole wheat French bread to make it even more filling. So great you make it the night before. What a fabulous great dish!
This was good but not as custardy as I would have liked. Also, I thought the lemon zest was a bit much. Next time I won't use any zest and I might make a little extra custard.
Made this for brunch last Sunday and was a huge hit. From the relatives with simpler tastes (the meat and potatoes crowd) to more complex (the foodies) - everyone agreed that they loved it!
Great for breakfast or dessert and very easy to make. Didn't use the caramel sauce only brown sugar and it tasted wonderful. I really like bread puddings as a way to use up stale bread and this one is a winner. Thank you for posting Rita.
I made half the recipe...it worked out very well!! DH is a blueberry fanatic...he loved this! We skipped the caramel sauce we thought the brown sugar topping was perfect!! Thanks!
This is a wonderful 5 star recipe. I did make one big change. I did not have blueberries and used strawberries . I will make this with blueberries next time but this recipe will be great with a number of fruits and berries. I so recommend the next time you want bread pudding, make this recipe.
So delicious! I've made this twice now, once for family in the summer and once for co-workers and it was a big hit with everyone! Followed the recipe exactly except left out the caramel sauce both times. Very sweet but not over the top. Amazing!! Can't wait to make it again.
I just made this tonight! It was so good. I served it with some vanilla ice cream. I will definitely be making this again! Thanks for the wonderful recipe.
Very yummy. I used 4 slices of blueberry crumble bread, and 4 slices of cinnamon bread. I also used all cream instead of 1/2 milk (had cream I had to use up) and orange zest for the lemon, double the vanilla, and just mixed everything together instead of layering it. I only baked for about 38 minutes and it came out perfect! Will be making this again.
We loved this bread pudding, and I don't like bread pudding!! I used the bread Honey Wheat Oatmeal Bread - All Whole Grain Version that was getting old. I also used fat-free evaporated milk for the cream and milk. Topped it with vanilla ice cream and it was delicious. Like other reviewers we liked the crusty top. This is a "doer again" Thanks, Carole in Orlando