Portuguese Bread Pudding
4 cwhole milk
1 1/2 tspvanilla extract
3 Tbspbutter, softened
8 ozsliced portuguese or italian bread
3 Tbspbutter, melted
·vanilla ice cream
How to Make Portuguese Bread Pudding
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar. Whisk in the milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir in the raisins. Generously butter the bread with the softened butter. Submerge the bread in the egg mixture and set aside for a least 20 minutes. Use your hands or a large spoon to break the soaked bread into smaller chunks.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Generously butter a 9x11 inch glass baking dish.
- Transfer the soaked bread to the baking dish and smooth the top. Drizzle with the melted butter.
- Bake in the preheated oven until the top of the pudding puffs and browns and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. 50 minutes to 1 hour.
Serve warm or at room temperature topped with the vanilla ice cream.