I thought that I'd be the 1st one to write a review but someone beat me to it. LOL This is just the best bread pudding that my family and I have ever eaten! All of my sisters make their own type of this dish but I've always hated it because it was dry and had raisins in it and I hate raisins. But this is moist and dense, not too sweet, the berries in it are just the thing to make it different from everybody else's pudding. We made this and ate it all in 24 hours and now my husband is begging me for more which says alot about a recipe. I also appreciate the very detailed instructions because I don't bake a lot and didn't know all the things you wrote about. I'm so glad I was following your thread and found out about this dessert because now I can beat my sisters with this bread pudding.
Oh goodness this is a lovely dessert! I was looking for something different for Oscar Nite and THIS IS IT! Wonderful recipe and I appreciate all the special instructions. This is going to my "Favorites cookbook" immediately! Thanks so much for sharing.