Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins
This is another one of those "old family recipes" that every family has a favorite version of.
- 2 eggs, well beaten
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 2 cups milk
- 1⁄2-1 teaspoon vanilla (to taste)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (to taste)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (to taste)
- 4 cups day old bread or 4 cups plain cake, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup raisins
- butter, to grease pan
- whipped cream or ice cream, for topping (optional)
- Beat into the eggs, the sugar, milk, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon.
- Butter a 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
- Put bread cubes into buttered dish, pour egg mixture over bread.
- Let stand until bread is thoroughly soaked.
- Mix in the raisins.
- Bake at 350°F for about 25 minutes.
- Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream or scoop of ice cream.
Wonderful! Just like my mother used to make. I have been looking for this recipe. Thank you.
I have been searching for a bread pudding that my mother made when I was a child and I thought this was it. It wasn't what I had remembered but it was good. I would definitely cut down on the nutmeg and cinnamon, it was alittle overpowering for my family.
I've made this 2 times now. The first time I used cubed hard rolls and almost came back to give it a 1-2 star rating. Hard rolls were a bad idea! It tasted like bland, dry french toast. But since the directions just said "bread", I figured any kind was OK. I had a feeling I used the wrong bread so I tried it again before rating. Second time I used plain white bread, and it came out great. I sprayed that dish instead of using butter. I sprinkled a little ground chocolate on the top with the raisins, and it was really good like that. My 6 year old son LOVES this! I'm also making it for my dad on Saturday. I'm very happy with it, but I think the directions should be more clear on the type of bread to use. Thanks for this recipe!