Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce!

Grandma’s old-fashioned bread pudding with vanilla sauce is a classic recipe that transforms simple ingredients like eggs, milk, and stale bread into a comforting treat. It’s the perfect solution for using up bread that’s past its prime, turning it into a delicious dessert, breakfast, or snack. Let’s delve into making this traditional, heartwarming dish.

Why Bread Pudding?
Bread pudding is a clever and delicious way to give new life to stale bread. Across cultures, various dishes like panzanella, French toast, and croutons have been created for this purpose, but bread pudding is arguably the crown jewel of them all.

Choosing the Right Bread
For bread pudding, day-old or dry bread is ideal. It’s best to use a loaf that you can slice or cube yourself. Sturdy, enriched breads like challah or brioche are great choices, but even toasted white bread will work. If your bread isn’t dry enough, cube it and bake it in the oven for about 8-10 minutes to remove excess moisture.

The Recipe: Rich and Custardy Bread Pudding with a Delightful Vanilla Sauce


4 cups (8 slices) cubed white bread

1/2 cup raisins

2 cups milk

1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Sauce: 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, 1 tablespoon vanilla




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