An Old-Fashioned bread pudding with raisins recipe made with day-old bread, milk, and sugar. Serve bread pudding with a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream or drizzle caramel sauce over individual servings.
It also tastes great served just on its own. Just what do you do with bread and buns that are less than fresh? You could feed them to the birds or you could make bread pudding instead!
Bread pudding is a depression era dessert where at the time no food went to waste. Many creative cooks of the day came up with ideas such as this one using basic ingredients you would normally have in your kitchen – bread, milk, and sugar.
This recipe is a bit special with the addition of raisins and brown sugar. Be sure to soak the raisins first as it makes them softer than just putting them into the recipe straight from the container.
What Type Of Bread For Bread Pudding?
Good breads for a bread pudding dessert include plain white bread and buns, French bread, and Italian Bread. Avoid seasoned breads with herbs and sweet dessert type breads.
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Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding With Raisins Recipe
Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Raisins
- 5 cups milk
- 10 slices of day-old bread cut into 1 inch cubes
- 3 Tablespoons Butter melted
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs beaten
- 1 cup fresh raisins
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a 9" x 13" glass baking dish with butter or vegetable oil cooking spray.
- In a large glass measuring cup or similar, soak the raisins in 1 cup hot tap water. This water will be discarded and is not part of the recipe. You want to let the raisins soak for 10-15 minutes or so while you prepare the rest of the dessert.
- In a large saucepan or in the microwave, scald the milk until it forms a skin. Do not let it boil.
- Place cubed bread in a large bowl, add melted butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and salt.
- Pour the hot milk mixture over the bread and let it stand for 5 minutes.
- Mix the bread and milk together well.
- Beat the eggs in a separate bowl until fluffy using a whisk.
- Drain the water from the raisins and discard.
- Fold in the raisins and eggs to the bread mixture.
- Transfer the mixture to your greased baking dish.
- Bake at 350 degrees until browned on top and just starting to pull away from the sides of the baking dish.