Mama D's Super Simple Bread Pudding

Hello, darling dears! I thought I'd bring my sleepy blog back to life with this easy recipe. It is the ultimate in comfort food. It's a versatile recipe too. My family loves it. I hope  yours will too!

Mama D's Super Simple Bread Pudding

8 slices of day old bread*
2 tablespoons butter, melted
½ cup raisins**
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
½ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla extract***

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Cut or tear bread into (roughly) one inch cubes. Put bread into a greased 8 inch square baking dish. Drizzle melted butter over bread. Sprinkle with raisins**.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar cinnamon and vanilla.  Hand mix until well blended. Pour over bread, and lightly push down with a fork until bread is somewhat covered and soaking up the egg mixture.

Bake for 45 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly tapped.

*You can use what ever bread you have on hand. For this batch, I used whole wheat bread.
**Dried currants, cranberries, blueberries, or diced apple work wonderfully as well.
***I have also used 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoon maple extract and it's lovely.

This dish is delicious by itself, but you could certainly serve this pudding many different ways.
Here are a few topping and accompaniment suggestions:

Ice cream and/or whipped cream.
Whiskey, caramel or vanilla sauce.
Warmed maple syrup.

Let me know if you try it out, dear hearts.

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