Basic Bread Pudding
6 slices (day out) White Bread, torn into pieces
1 tbsp. Unsalted Butter, melted
3 large Fresh Eggs
2 – 2 ½ cup Half & Half
¾ cup Sugar
1 tsp. Pure Vanilla (not imitation)
½ tsp. Ground Cinnamon
¼ tsp. Salt
In a greased or sprayed 8x8 baking dish place the torn pieces of bread and top with melted butter. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and then add remaining ingredients while continuing to whisk mixture. Pour the mixture over the bread. Using the whisk, push down on bread to coat with mixture and let sit for 30 minutes to soak in. Place the baking dish in a pre-heated 350 oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until center is set. Don't over bake as dry bread pudding is not desirable. Serve warm with ice cream, whipped cream or just a little half & half. You can cut into pieces or just spoon freely the bread pudding.
Note: To this basic recipe you can add additional ingredients. Some like to add raisins, dried cranberries or cherries and even nuts. Use your imagination and enjoy.
Note: You can double recipe for a 9x13 baking dish. Just increase the time to 60 to 75 minutes or until center is set.
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