CLINT'S BREAD Pudding made with French Bread
french bread, dense, stale
cherries or raisins
1Slice bread 1/2 inch thick.
2Butter 1 side of each slice.
3Butter1 1/2 quart shallow baking dish.
4Arrange one half the bread, buttered side up, in single layer in dish.
5Sprinkle with cherries or raisins.
6Top with another layer of bread slices.
7Whisk eggs, 1/2 cup sugar, vanilla and almond extracts and salt in bowl.
9Pour custard over bread.
10Press bread into custard and let stand 30 minutes.
12Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
13Place baking dish in larger baking pan.
14Combine remaining sugar and cinnamon in bowl.
15Sprinkle over pudding. Pour boiling water in large pan halfway up side of dish. Bake 45 to 50 minutes until golden.
16Pour boiling water in large pan halfway up side of dish.
17Bake 45 to 50 minutes until golden.