Hello bread lovers, or friends of bread lovers. This recipe is for you!
Trying this recipe out sort of came out of an unexpected conversation with my boyfriend.
So there we were, sitting in his car and I don’t even know what we were talking about, next thing I know, I’m freaking out about how he has never had rice pudding before and he tells me to make him some and I said no lol
So I remind him that he’s had bread pudding before and he flat out refuses. I am looking at him like ‘I made you the bread pudding. You know I did.’ So he says, ‘since I don’t remember, maybe you should make it again, but add raisins this time.’
Side bar: I had bought and was aggressively munching on raisins that day.
So the recipe was originally from allrecipes.com but I made a few changes to suit my boyfriend’s pallet.
Okay so let’s bake this thing!
10 slices day old bread (adjust depending on the size of the slices, they were smaller than average so that’s why I used so many.)
2 tablespoons melted butter
3/4 cup raisins (optional)
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
1/2 cup white sugar (add a 1/4 more if you have a sweet tooth)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Let’s put this thing together:
Preheat oven to 175 degrees C
Break bread into small pieces into an 8 inch square baking pan that has been lightly greased and dusted with flour or line with baking paper. Drizzle melted butter or margarine over bread.
Sprinkle raisins if you like
In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Pour over bread.
Lightly push down with a fork until bread is covered and soaking up the egg mixture.
Bake in the preheated oven for 45 – 60 minutes or until the top springs back when lightly tapped
I’m personally not huge on bread, I don’t eat it that often, my boyfriend on the other hand just about loves it! He and my little brother ate it all up. I hope you have a bread lover in your life who will enjoy this recipe.