Thursday, January 3, 2008

bread pudding var. 1

i made this over the summer when we had a 4th of july party and ended up with several bags of leftover hamburger and hot dog buns. it was my first ever attempt at bread pudding!

10 slices white bread, cut into cubes
1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled to room temp
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups scalded milk*
1 pinch ground nutmeg

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly butter one 2 quart baking dish.
Combine bread cubes, butter, cinnamon and raisins; mix well and place in baking dish.
Beat together the eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt. Add milk, mix well and pour over bread cubes.
Sprinkle with nutmeg and bake for 25 minutes.

*i didn't bother scalding the milk, because for these purposes its a pointless step. i just warmed it in the microwave a bit until it was about room temp, so that it wouldn't curdle the eggs. really its best if you have the time to let everything come to room temp! oh, also i melted the butter.

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