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nancy's easy custardy bread pudding

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Nancy Gregory
Macomb, MI

This has been in the family for years. It has a constant ratio of the main ingredients: always 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar (your taste), always 1 tsp vanilla, always 1 egg for every piece of bread, always 1/2 cup milk for every egg. I use about 6 pieces of bread, 6 eggs and 3 cups milk every time. It's so simple, it's laughable. :) Photo to follow soon!

★★★★★ 1
serves 4-8
prep time 5 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For nancy's easy custardy bread pudding

  • 6
    pieces of stale bread, torn in bite-size pieces (7 pieces if crust removed)
  • 6
  • 3 c
    evaporated or whole milk
  • 1 c
    sugar (3/4 if you like less)
  • 1 tsp
  • nutmeg to sprinkle on top
  • handful of raisins (preferably golden!), optional!

How To Make nancy's easy custardy bread pudding

  • 1
    Beat eggs till frothy with whisk.
  • 2
    Slowly add milk, whisking entire time.
  • 3
    Add sugar and vanilla.
  • 4
    Tear bread into bite-size pieces and place in greased casserole.
  • 5
    Pour egg mixture over bread pieces.
  • 6
    Gently pat the bread down so it is all covered with the egg mixture.
  • 7
    Sprinkle nutmeg to taste on top.
  • 8
    Bake at 350* for 45 minutes to 1 hour in pan of water, until butter knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.