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This recipe was fabulous! However, I did not discard the burbon that the raisins soaked in. I made a "Brandy" sauce:halfstick of melted butter, 1 C sugar and 1 1/2 cup of whipping cream-melt in double boiler. Add 2 TBSP whisky and serve over the bread pudding. Yummy!

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Janice1 January 02, 2002

By far the best bread pudding I've ever eaten! There is no need for a vanilla sauce to cover up this amazing flavor! If you don't want to spend time scalding the milk, add an extra 15 minutes to the baking time and it will turn out perfect.

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Sarah the Chef May 22, 2010

Holy sh*t! GRANDMA!??? IS THAT YOU!??? Seriously though, Rhonda, this was a major hit in my household. I made it with the vanilla sauce and it was fantastic. Quick. Easy. Comforting. Warm and smooth. Wow, it was straight out of my grandma's kitchen!

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Dovely Wilson March 31, 2003

I used brown bread, and didn't bother scalding the milk. Because of this I Left it in the oven for an extra 15 minutes at the advice of another reviewer, and it turned out great.

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mommymakeit4u November 27, 2010

This is a great bread pudding recipe! I'll never make another. It has a nice mild flavor with good texture. I made mine with French bread bought from the "day-old" bakery. I also added toasted pecans to the top before baking. My only question was when to use the melted butter from step #3. I added it to the top before sprinkling the reserved brown sugar mixture and baking. Thanks for posting this recipe Rhonda.

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Recipewrestler April 08, 2002

Very yummy bread pudding. Instead of using Brandy, I used Grand Marnier and then added it to the sauce with some frozen orange concentrate. I also used raisins along with some dried cranberries. I will make this again. A very nice, economical way of making a beautiful dessert. Its wonderful with a nice cup of decaf java! Your guests will really enjoy this! Sassy.

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Sassy Sandra March 24, 2002

My family and I enjoyed this recipe. Hadn't had it in years. Similar to what my grandmother made, unfortunately her recipe has been lost. Will be making this again and again. Finally got the kids to eat bread crusts....YES!

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BigDave February 12, 2002

Wonderful! I made this with the vanilla sauce and it was soooo good.

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JoAnn February 11, 2002

I love this recipe. I added some mashed bananas and used only 1/2 cup of sugar and it still turned out great. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Tasty Buds November 15, 2009

Great bread pudding! I used frangelico instead of brandy, which was ok, but not great and a much too organic bread...but, all in all, I loved it, my husband loved it & I magine it only gets better each time you make it into your own...I thought the vanilla sauce was only so-so, will try another topping next time.

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Joygi February 16, 2003
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