Posted By: tcinsa 
Nov 10  # 1 of 24
I love bread pudding but have never made it. Does anyone have a recipe they love and/or any hints on making this? Thanks a million.
 Posted By: Mama Mangia 
Nov 11  # 2 of 24
tcinsa -

Bread Pudding is very good and very easy to make! Please check out the site - use the search - there are recipes for bread puddings.

Here's a few more:

Famous Bread Pudding
Yeild one 10" x 12" Pan

16 oz Half and Half
8 oz Whipping Cream
8 Each Fresh Eggs
1 1/4 Cup Sugar
1/2 tsp. Vanilla Flavor
4 1/2 Slices White Bread
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Sugar
2 TBS Raisins

Mix well: half and half, whipping cream, eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Arrange bread (Broken up) on bottom of pan. Pour mix over bread pieces. Mix 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon with 1 teaspoon sugar and sprinkle over bread. Spread raisins over top. Cover with foil and bake in water bath at 400 degrees for 75-90 minutes. Or until tops are golden brown.

What is a water bath? A water bath is a larger pan then your bread pudding pan filled with water, Just below the top of your pan with your bread pudding in it. The secret here is the water keeps the side from browning and makes your bread pudding hold its flavor betteras well as keeps the edges from getting dry.

Bread Pudding

3 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups milk
4 cups dry bread in small pieces
1 cup raisins
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine eggs, sugar, vanilla, salt.
Beat until light and fluffy.
Add milk and stir well.
In greased baking dish lay bread then raisins.
Alternate layers.
Pour mixture over top.
Sprinkle with cinammon.
Place dish in shallow pan of hot water.
Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes or until top is slightly crusty.
 Posted By: tcinsa 
Nov 11  # 3 of 24
My bad, mama. I looked in Dessert Breads but neglected to use the search feature. Thanks so much for these recipes. The first one looks heavenly with the Half-n-Half and the whipping cream - perfect for a holiday party or special dinner. The second one sounds delicious and maybe less calories so I could have it a lot!
 Posted By: Mama Mangia 
Nov 11  # 4 of 24
Enjoy!!!! And do look up the other recipes!!
 Posted By: KYHeirloomer 
Nov 11  # 5 of 24
Rule #2: Everything's Better With Bourbon.

Well, maybe not everything. But certainly this bread pudding recipe, which comes from The Beaumont Inn, near Harrodsburg, Kentucky. It become our favorite:

Bread Pudding With Bourbon Sauce

1 lb breat
3 1/4 cups milk
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup pecans, broken
1/4 cup raisins
Bourbon sauce

Tear bread into medium pieces. Add sugar and cinnamon. Mix milk, lightly beaten eggs, and vanilla and add to bread mixture. Let sit for awhile so bread absorbs milk mixture

Put 1/2 of mixture in a casserole or baking dish. Layer pecans and rasins. Top with rest of mixture. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm with Bourbon Sauce

Bourbon Sauce

1 cup sugar
6 tbls butter, melted
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tbls (or more) bourbon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 rtbls white corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook 1 minute. Serve warm.