New Orleans Bread Pudding

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3 loaves of french bread
15 oz raisins
1/2 gal milk
1/2 lb sugar
10 eggs
1/2 lb melted butter
3 oz pure vanilla extract

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Linda White Recipe
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Collierville, TN (pop. 43,965)
Member Since Dec 2009
Linda's notes for this recipe:
Several years ago, my husband and I invited some musician friends over for dinner and I wanted to really wow them with every course. They loved the maple glazed salmon and ohh'd and ahh'd over the fresh asparagus bundles. But when I served the warm New Orleans Bread Pudding, they actually gave me a standing ovation! This was the first time I had even tasted bread pudding so I took their word for it that it was good. Now, I'm always asked to bring this dish to every potluck dinner! It's easy and will probably wow your guests too!
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Cut French bread into cubes. Pour milk on French bread. Let milk soak into bread. Add the remaining ingredients to French bread mixture. Mix with hand until blended evenly. Pour mixture into ungreased pan.
Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Following directions below, add topping to bread pudding.
- 3 oz Brandy
- 1 lb butter
- 8 oz sugar
- 2 oz vanilla extract

Let butter sit at room temperature until very soft.
Add the remaining ingredients and blend with mixer until smooth.
Pour over bread pudding and serve.

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user Karen Smith smilin - Jul 26, 2010
This sounds wonderful, but where is the recipe for the maple glazed salmon and asparagus bundles, they sound great too, especially the salmon. yum. thanks for posting. looking forward to the other recipes.
user susan kelly skelly - Jul 26, 2010
wow how great this sounds. going to make some.
user Dawn Rae Beall dawnrae - Jul 29, 2010
My bread pudding recipe is very similar, try adding a can of baked apples to it, it really does the trick.
user JoSele Swopes JODIE57 - Aug 23, 2010
Mine is similar too I put apricots or peaches in mine and we eat it with steamed heavy cream on it....Bread pudding is family favorite...
user lorraine palmer low - Sep 1, 2010
this sounds like the receipe i've been looking for for years. my mother made this all the time when i was a little girl. she passed away 33 yrs ago and never could find the receipe in any of her cookbooks. can't wait to try this. thank you!

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