Yummy! A wonderful recipe for bread pudding, and I love the vanilla sauce. I made this for a Christmas luncheon that I was going to. I substitute dried cranberries for the raisins. Othr than that, I followed the recipe exactly as written. The bread pudding puffed up nicely and was soft, creamy and loaded with flavor. This ones a keeper. Made for December, 2008 Aussie/NZ Tag.