Friday, March 2, 2012

Custard Bread Pudding

Rich, Creamy, Warm & Delicious Bread Custard Pudding

2 cups whole milk          2/3 cup sugar
1 cup heavy cream         1/4 tsp. salt
2 TBS butter                   3 cups dry bread cubes
5 eggs, beaten               (5-6 slices of good quality bread -homemade works best!)
1 tsp. vanilla                  Cinnamon and nutmeg
1/4 tsp rum flavoring

Scald milk and cream in a heavy saucepan. Stir in butter to melt. Set pan aside to cool slightly. In a mixing bowl combine, beaten eggs, vanilla, rum flavoring, sugar and salt. Gradually stir milk into egg mixture then stir in bread cubes. Butter a 2 qt baking dish and pour custard in.  Sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg as desired. Set dish in a pan of hot water which covers the baking dish about 1 inch from the bottom. Bake in 350 degree oven 40-50 minutes or until custard sets and knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Serve warm.

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