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       Title: Bill’s Basic Bread Pudding
  Categories: Dessert, Pudding, Bread, Milk, Egg
       Yield: 6 Servings
       3 ea Slices stale bread
       1 c  Sugar
     1/4 ts Nutmeg
     1/4 ts Salt
   2 1/2 c  Milk
       2 tb Butter
       3    Eggs
       1 ts Vanilla
   It is best to use a Hearty Bread for this recipe.  Breads such as “Wonder
   Bread” do not work as well.
   Cut bread into cubes, or roughly tear apart into chunks.  Put Bread into
   bowl.  In a blender, or by hand, mix Eggs, Milk, Sugar, Salt, Vanilla and
   Nutmeg.  Pour over bread cubes and let soak at least one hour, or covered
   overnight in the refrigerator
   Pour all into a 3 quart liberally buttered oven proof casserole dish.  (If
   any butter is left after buttering the casserole, place it in the bottom of
   the casserole before pouring in remaining ingredients.  Place casserole in
   a pan of very hot water to come about 2/3 way up the casserole dish.  Bake
   in a pre-heated oven at 325 degrees until done, about 30-40 minutes.
   Pudding will raise like a Souffle, then collapse when removed from the
   oven.  Serve warm or cold with or without your favorite “sauce” or Whipped
   There should be enough bread to fill the casserole dish 2/3 full.  The
   Milk/Egg mixture should come to about 1 inch above the bread mixture in the
   This recipe is basically a loose custard with bread in it.  Some recipes
   call for much more bread with the resulting pudding having the consistency
   of Meatloaf which can then be “sliced”.
   This is a very Basic recipe.  In my database there are currently over 175
   recipes alone for Pudding containing Bread.
   Here are some alternate suggestions I have tried:
   1 - Butter the slices of Bread before breaking into pieces.
   2 - Cover the slices of Bread with Three Fruit Marmalade before breaking
       into pieces.
   3 - Add the Zest of one Lemon, diced very finely
   4 - Soak Raisins in Grand Marnier and add to Bread and mix before covering
       with Milk/Egg mixture.
   5 - Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon over bread and mix before covering with
       Milk/Egg mixture.
   6 - Use Cinnamon Raisin Bread
   7 - Substitue Half & Half for Milk
   8 - Do all of the above.
   Don't be afraid to be creative.  Enjoix !!
   Entered for you by:  Bill Webster June 12, 1997