Although bread pudding is typically thought of as a sweet finale, it can be equally good as a savory offering. In this one, red onions and leeks are sauteed until soft, then combined with a tangy cheese-enriched custard fragrant with sage.Any good-quality bakery bread can be used in place of the whole wheat. Consider rye, pumpernickle,egg bread or even plain white bread. From a June 1986 issue of Bon Appetit. Standing time for bread pudding is not included in prep time.