Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins
- 12 slices raisin nut bread
- 1⁄2 cup butter, room temperature
- 2 butter croissants, sliced lengthwise -- into 1/4" slices
- 6 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄8 teaspoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups light cream or 4 cups half-and-half
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
- 1⁄8 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
- 1⁄8 teaspoon sugar
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter sides and bottom of 13x9" baking pan.
- Butter one side of each bread slice and layer in pan alternately with croissants (6 slices bread, croissant slices, 6 slices bread).
- In large bowl with an electric mixer set on med-high speed, beat eggs until slightly thickened, about 5 min.
- Add sugar and vanilla and beat at med. speed until thoroughly combined.
- reduce speed to low and add cream; mix until smooth.
- Pour egg-cream mixture over bread and croissant slices. the slices will absorb egg-cream mixture slowly, so continue adding liquid until all is in pan.
- In small bowl combine cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar. Sprinkle sugar-spice mixture over the bread pudding.
- Fill a baking pan larger than the 13x9" bread pudding pan halfway up with hot water. Place in oven, set bread pudding pan in the water bath.
- Bake 45-50 min. or until custard is set. When set, remove the bread pudding from the oven, and discard water in larger pan.
- Cool to room temperature. refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
This was fun to make..partly because I didnâ€™t have enough ingredients and because I didnâ€™t have cinnamon! I didnâ€™t have enough raisin nut bread, so I only made 2 servings worth. I buttered each bread slice, so I didnâ€™t use the suggested amount of butter. I then cubed the bread slices and placed them into 1/2 cup sized ramekins. I used half-and-half instead of the cream. For the spice-mixture, I didnâ€™t have any cinnamon, and added a bit more sugar and nutmeg then recommended. We couldnâ€™t wait for the bread puddings to cool, and ate them almost straight out of the oven with vanilla sauce like the other reviewer. The nutmeg smelt really good. This was probably my own fault since I adjusted the serving size, but I was hoping for the bread pudding to be a little runny. Defiantly will make this again! Thanks!
I made this as directed and it was very good! The only thing I will do next time is cut the bread into chunks so it will absorb the custard better. Thanks for posting, this recipe is a keeper. Rachel Castle
Very good bread pudding. One of the best I have ever tried. Very easy to make and really tasty with the vanilla sauce.