By Lennie on May 21, 2002
Photo by Recipe Girl
Photo by Recipe Girl
"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."
Serving Size: 1 (168 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"This is so good! I added a t of vanilla and a pinch of cinnamon to the milk after heating. Very quick and easy! Thanks Lennie, this is a good one!!"
"very good and easy was the quickest dessert i ever made.thanks lennie"
"To: Lennie This is by far the easiest Bread Pudding I've ever tried. It's a boon to busy cooks everywhere! I sprinkled cinnamon-sugar on top and served. Just delicious, that's all. Thanks for sharing, Laudee C."
"I am a big fan of bread pudding, but I could never quite get it right until now! Thanks for the recipe, it will definitely used over and over in my kitchen!"
"This is a great recipe, especially if you're a busy working mom/dad that has to get dinner on the table in a hurry. We have light suppers during the week, and this was a very good choice. I used some leftover challah bread, it really sopped up the milk and sugar, delicious! My kids aren't raisin fans (Mom, there are bugs in my supper!), so I left them out. This is one dish that will be made over and over again. Good one, Lennie!"
"I have been making bread and butter pudding for many years, but never in the microwave. This is so easy and tastes great, love the brown sugar flavour, I added a little vanilla essence to the egg mixture too. Yum!"
"This recipe is virtually failproof! It's so quick and easy! I really hate rasins, so i substituded chocolate chips and it turned out perfect! Now I have another reason to turn my microwave on beides heating leftovers or warming coffee! Thanks Lennie!"
"This was excellent! I used leftover homemade bread though and used a 1/2 tsp of rum extract in with the milk. I added a dash of cinnamon and a dusting of nutmeg on top. Thanks so much for such an easy delicious recipe."
"Fantastic! And so easy to make! Thanks heaps Lenny. I did add 1 teaspoon of vanila essence to my milk mixture. And I swirled a cinnamon stick in the warm mixture for a while too...just for a little extra flavour. After I have added everything in, i sprinkled some nutmeg powder on top before popping it into the microwave. A smell was great after it was done. I might add some almond slices on top next time before serving. Def. a dish to be served warm. Much nicer. Great recipe..., if you are wondering if you should try it...TRY it!! Fast and easy. Effort and taste does not equate. IT taste great...takes soooooooo little time."
"What a great dessert for those of us expecting company with no time for dessert. I used half milk and half half & half and 3 eggs and added a teaspoon of vanilla to the milk mixture. I substituted dried cherries for the raisins. It is delicious! I plan to serve with ice cream, cherry sauce and real whipped cream. Thanks. This is a great recipe for me. We are not dessert eaters and I sometimes forget to fix for company."
"Fabulous recipe! A definite keeper. I sprinkled a little grated lemon rind along with the brown sugar - orange rind would also be nice. I served it with cream AND icecream...decadent! I like KitchenManiac's suggestion of almond slices on top - might try that next time."
"EXCELLENT!!! I had my doubts about microwaving bread since it tends to be super soft and then hardens usually. It smelled AWESOME (added a little cinnamon and then also vanilla the 2nd time). Used all the crusts I cut off my son's bread and had saved so it was whole grain sandwich bread scraps. Using the darker bread made it really look "baked" when done. Tasted delicious and was still great cold from the fridge. It was firm yet soft...just perfect. I am reducing the sugar this 2nd time to 1/4 cup since it was VERY VERY sweet using a full 1/2 c. Hopefully 1/4 c is just right (it's in the micro now). Thanks!!!"
"I used hamburger buns and it worked out well.. I also added cinnamon and diced golden apples. I didn't use the brown sugar but white and it tasted good, it's not exactly as my grandmothers recipe which I'm still waiting for from her LOL, but it'll do until she finally gives it to me.."
"What a great recipe, and so easy too.DH is not keen on raisins so I left them out. Instead I chopped up an apple and added that. We had this with custard. Thanks Lennie. I will be making this often."
"Wonderfully fast and easy bread pudding! Thank you Lennie for another winner!"
"Great recipe, Lennie! So easy and so delicious! I made a loaf of bread in my bread machine to use. I followed the recipe as stated, but added a teaspoon of pure vanilla and a teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Unfortunately, I ate about a 1/4 of the dish before supper.. just testing it before giving it to DH! He loved it and said it was definitely a five star! Thanks for sharing. "
"Five stars for ease in making, but the resulting dessert was not everything that I had hoped for. Followed the recipe as written and found it to be too sweet for our taste and had too many raisins. We also felt like the taste needed to be rounded out with a little vanilla or other extract. "
"HAD to add my comments - EXCELLENT! and sooooo easy. I've already made it twice and I just downloaded the recipe yesterday! Great warm and then great after it's been in the fridge! Added a creamy vanilla icing on 2nd batch - even better - thanks!"
"I have been making this recipe from one of the first GE Microwave Cookbooks for about 30+ years. Adding 2 tsp. vanilla and 1 tsp. cinnamon makes it taste great. My children prefer it without the raisins, so that is how I have always made it."
"We received this recipe in the book that came with our first microwave back in the 80's. I wonder if that's where you got your copy? Anyway, I came specifically looking for it because I remember how fantastic it was. Something about the microwave cooking makes it super light and the brown sugar perfectly caramel flavored. Thanks for sharing."