This recipe came from Granny Rodgers cookbook which was given to my cousin Marilyn. Marilyn tweaked the recipe to what it is now. Two years ago when my mother was so ill she was not expected to live, her niece, Marilyn, came from California to say her last good bye. My mother was sent home from the hospital under Hospice Care. She was refusing food and Marilyn made her bread pudding. She took a piece into my mother and my mother ate the whole piece and asked for another. She began eating after that and I truly believe it was the bread pudding that gave her the incentive to get better.