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Old Fashioned Bread Pudding

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Old Fashioned Bread Pudding with raisins. A warm, comforting ending to any meal on cold fall and winter evenings.

Old Fashioned Bread Pudding with raisins. A warm, comforting ending to any meal on cold fall and winter evenings. https://www.lanascooking.com/bread-pudding/

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Is it crazy around your house right now? Are the holidays screaming toward you and your unfinished shopping list, decorating list, gift wrapping list, cooking list, and candy making list? Yeah, me too.

I have at least 235 unfinished tasks to complete before December 25, so what did I do? I just went right into the kitchen and made a bread pudding. Yep. Sure did.

Because you see, that’s what I do when I’m stressed. I cook. And since this time of year is the most stressful, it calls for the most comforting recipes in your arsenal.

When BeeBop and I took a 10-day trip to Ireland last year, one of the best things we had to eat on that trip was their Bread and Butter Pudding. Of course, they have all that wonderfully rich cream and butter over there that we can’t get here. It makes all the difference, let me tell you. But this recipe is pretty close.

If you need a break from Christmas preparations, just make yourself a bread pudding and a cup of hot cocoa. Then put your feet up and treat yourself.

How to Make Old Fashioned Bread Pudding

Preheat oven to 350. Butter or spray an 8×8 baking pan.

Preparing bread and raisins

In a large bowl, mix the bread cubes and raisins. Set aside. I used a bunch of bread crusts that I had cut off when making sandwiches for a party a few months ago. Threw them right in the freezer and nearly forgot them, but I knew they’d come in handy sometime.

Combine wet ingredients

In a separate bowl, mix eggs, sugar, salt, milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Whisk to combine thoroughly.

Combine wet ingredients with raisins and bread cubes

Pour the wet mixture over the bread cubes and raisins. Stir well.

Top your pudding with lots of butter

Pour into prepared baking pan. Dot the top with butter. Don’t be afraid of the butter. It really adds a richness to the bread pudding.

Bake for 30 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool before serving

Remove from oven and allow to cool. Serve with whipped cream.

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Old Fashioned Bread Pudding

Traditional bread pudding with raisins. Warm, comforting, great for cold winter evenings.
4.85 from 13 votes
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 217kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 2 cups bread cubes
  • 1/3 cup seedless raisins
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tblsp. butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350. Butter or spray an 8×8 baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, mix the bread cubes and raisins. Set aside. In a separate bowl, mix eggs, sugar, salt, milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Whisk to combine thoroughly.
  • Pour mixture over bread cubes and raisins. Stir well. Pour into prepared baking pan. Dot top with butter.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Serve with whipped cream.

Notes

Nutrition Information

Serving 1 | Calories 217kcal | Carbohydrates 29g | Protein 7g | Fat 8g | Saturated Fat 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat 3g | Cholesterol 110mg | Sodium 197mg | Fiber 1g | Sugar 17g

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your healthcare provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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11 Comments

  1. I love bread pudding. Didn’t know how to make it. Thanks to the miracle of Google. I do. Thank you too

  2. Do you have a recipe for a sauce for the bread pudding?

    Also, what is “oldie goldie,”’ to which you have referred?

    1. Lana Stuart says:

      “Oldie goldie” is just another way of saying golden oldie. It means something that is really old but still a classic and very good.

  3. Nice! I Love your blog!

  4. Cooking Like Mom says:

    This bread pudding recipe looks just wonderful. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures, too.

    We normally have a family cookie baking day over the holidays, and this year I can’t be there. So, instead I have a Virtual Cookie Swap going on! It’s been great fun with lots of nice recipes. So, this year I am swapping my family’s recipes in cyberspace.

    The bread pudding recipe you have posted here is one that I would like to try making with kids. Because it’s easy to make, tastes great, and I think kids would get a kick out of the simplicity of turning bread into a dessert. Thanks for the recipe and the idea.

  5. This looks so delicious and sounds easy. I’ve never made bread pudding before but maybe it’s time to give it a try.

    : )

  6. This looks so good. Would eat it for dinner :)

  7. That looks easy and delicious. Would love to try that.

  8. One of my mother’s favorite desserts is Bread Pudding that her mother used to make. Neither of us ever had a good recipe for it… and now I do. I made more bread cubes than I needed for Thanksgivings stuffing this year so that’s already in my freezer. Can’t wait to make it!

    1. Linda: I hope this turns out well for you. Please come back and let me know!

  9. jenn (Bread + Butter) says:

    Yummy bread pudding. I guess the only down side to the holidays is all the craziness that comes with it. But as long as there’s food, family and fun, it makes it all worth while.