Bread Pudding in the Microwave

Total Time
21mins
Prep
5 mins
Cook
16 mins

I have no idea where I got this recipe, but it is handwritten in a small book where I saved recipes back in the mid-80s. I haven't made this in ages, but I do recall I used to make it a lot. I think I will make it again today! :-) Ordinary sandwich bread works fine, or use a spiffier bread to make a spiffier pudding. Serve with a vanilla custard sauce, whipped cream, or even ice cream.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 4 cups lightly packed bread, cut in cubes (about 4 or 5 slices of bread)
  • 12 cup packed brown sugar
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cup raisins
  • 2 cups milk (not skim)
  • 14 cup butter or 14 cup margarine
  • 2 large eggs, beaten

Directions

  1. Spread bread cubes evenly in an 8-inch round glass pan.
  2. Sprinkle with the sugar, salt, and raisins.
  3. Place milk in a 4-cup glass measuring cup and add the butter.
  4. Microwave on High for four minutes, until butter melts and milk is warm.
  5. Rapidly, stir in eggs with a fork or small whisk and combine well.
  6. Pour over bread.
  7. Microwave on Medium-High for 9 to 12 minutes.
  8. When cooked, centre may still be slightly soft, but does set up as pudding cools.
  9. Serve warm or chilled; your preference.