Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
Bread puddings are a favorite dessert in Ireland, especially among Irish children. This dish is delightfully simple to make yet very delicious and satisfying.
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 6 slices of white crust- on bread (preferably potato bread)
- 1⁄3 cup raisins
- 2 cups milk
- 2 eggs
- Spread bread slices out on a cutting board and leave out for a few hours to stale a bit.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, set aside.
- Spread butter evenly over the six slices of bread (one side only—not both!), and cut the slices in to fourths.
- Spray a round 8 or 9 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange the cut bread slices around in the pan to make somewhat of a spiral pattern , keeping the buttered side up and the cut edges facing the same direction.
- Sprinkle the raisins evenly over the top, followed by the cinnamon/sugar mixture.
- Whisk the eggs and milk together in a bowl and pour over the bread. Allow to sit for 15 minutes so that the bread can absorb the liquid.
- Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Serve warm. If desired, sprinkle some powdered sugar for garnish. In Ireland, they like to pour a bit of cream on top.