Monday, January 31, 2011

Louisiana Bread Pudding

A pan of warm Bread Pudding transforms day-old-bread, eggs, and cream into such an incredible indulgence.

Ingredients for this Bread Pudding
4- eggs, beaten
1- Tablespoon melted butter
1-1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 cup raisins, rinsed and allowed to soak in warm water or rum
1-teaspoon vanilla
3-1/2 cups milk
1-large loaf French bread, crumbled (Note: bread can be a day old) 

 Soak bread in milk for 30 minutes. Drain raisins. Then add all other ingredients, then raisins in a bowl together and mix thoroughly with wooden spoon. Spread mixture into a greased 9x13 baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Then lower the heat to 300 degrees and bake for another 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5-10 minutes. Serve as is or with rum sauce over it before serving. Serve hot or cold. Serves 8-10.

Rum Sauce
1-cup sugar
2-cups water
1/4 cup dark rum
1-1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch

Combine sugar and cornstarch; slowly add water. Cook on a medium heat until thickened.  Remove from heat; stir in rum. Pour over warm Bread Pudding and serve. Yields 2-1/2 cups of sauce. Enjoy!


  1. Hello, Loretta! I haven't been keeping up on my blog this week (winter allergies have been getting the better of me!) but I did just see that you became my newest Follower! Thank you! And I have now become your newest Follower :)
    Your bread pudding looks delicious! And I looked at your earlier post -- beautiful home, and I love your collection of roosters. I see you have another blog, so I will hop on over there to visit. Nice meeting you!
    Best regards,

  2. Gloria, up above told me I needed to check out your recipe for bread pudding. This was my response to her and you...

    Oh dear gawd! I think I gained 5 lbs just looking at the photo! There's only one kind of bread pudding in my book, and that's the kind from Louisiana...good stuff!

  3. I hope you win, Loretta!! LOL! You brought a little excitement into the give-away! :)
    P.S. You have a "no-reply blogger" when you leave a comment, so I couldn't reply to you via email, hence this comment here! :)
    P.P.S. Hope you like my friend, Anne -- You should visit her blog, she always has great recipes there too!


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