I'm not puddiing (get it)? todays' bread puddings down, fine and dandy if that's what you like. This is my momma's recipe, no sauces or glazes. No brioche or baguettes. Just plain stale bread she turned into heaven with raisins, apples, sugar and spices. I like the corner pieces, they have some crunch to em', you will too.
Heat oven to 400 degrees, butter your baking dish, and gather your ingredients. In a large bowl, tear bread into pieces. Add apples and raisins , nutmeg, cinnamon and sugars.
Mix together sweetened condensed milk, eggs , sweet milk and vanilla. Pour into bowl and mix well allowing bread to soak up the milk. Pour into buttered dish, and place on center rack in middle of oven for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
Remove and allow to cool before cutting before cutting into squares and storing in a cool place. Taste even better the next day. Simply good.
The mixture should not be soupy. If it is add extra bread+ 1 cup of sugar.