Bread Pudding

I love bread pudding.  Ha!  I’m going to go ahead and type what’s in my head… “It’s one of my favorite things.”  I laugh, because I realize I say that quite often!  Truly, it is.

Nana always made bread pudding.  I wrote her recipe down one day on a heart-shaped piece of note paper.  It’s in my special folder in the pantry, but I rarely take it out.  Like Nana, I just mix the ingredients up and put them in the oven.  No measuring cups, just some of this and that.  I remember her telling me the recipe.  She was guessing at what she thought the amounts would be.  Sometimes I put cinnamon and nutmeg, sometimes one or the other, or neither.  Some sugar, some salt.  Milk and eggs… sometimes whole milk, sometimes almond milk.  (Now that’s delicious!)  Sometimes white bread slices, but lately hotdog buns or hamburger buns.  Regardless of the bread choice, it’s always slathered in butter.  Nana did a little.  I do a lot.  She did raisins.  I don’t.

I used to make a bread pudding once in a blue moon, and it always made me think of her.  My niece had a fabulous bread pudding at her wedding feast and, for a time, bread pudding always reminded me of that wonderful celebration.  Last year I added it to my Christmas breakfast menu and we all agreed it should become a tradition.  So, maybe for some in my family, they’ll think of special Christmas mornings at the barn when they eat bread pudding.  And because I love it so, I’ve started making a bread pudding most Tuesday mornings for a Bible study group that meets in my home.  This month we’ve been drizzling warm caramel sauce over it with pecans.

Today it dawned upon me!  I’ve never known how to answer the “what’s your favorite comfort food” question.  I’ve never thought I had one.  But this is it, without a doubt.

10 Responses to “Bread Pudding”

  1. Marcea Clive says:

    Now that I have your Nana’s Pecan Pie recipe, can I
    have her Bread Pudding recipe, too? I have never made Bread Pudding.

  2. Sandy says:

    I have just put one in the oven. I’ll guess at the measurements…
    3 eggs (sure of that one)
    1 cup of milk
    1/2 cup of sugar (I don’t like things too sweet)
    Dashes of salt, nutmeg and cinnamon
    Mix all this together and pour into a greased baking dish
    Almost a full stick of butter melted
    3 slices of bread broken up and dipped in the butter, then pushed down into this mixture.
    Hotdog buns are really the best, but I didn’t have any today.
    350 oven for 30 minutes, or until it’s golden and firm and bubbly.
    Thanks for asking.

  3. KIm Mann says:

    Love bread pudding!! Wish I had some : )

  4. Sandy says:

    I’ll make one the next time I come to Houston!

  5. Sharon Davis says:

    Cinnamon toast with little drops of cream on the bread, no, French toast, no chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, no it’s the bisquits, no dried beef and gravy on toast, no,,,,oh well, you see what we’re dealing with here. LOL

  6. Sandy says:

    Hard to choose a favorite!

  7. Betty Williamson says:

    My mouth is watering. I’ve never made bread pudding, but I love it, and I have to say that caramel sauce and pecans on top sound just about perfect to me. But then I could buy into a whole lot of the stuff on Sharon’s list, too! 😉

  8. bette says:

    Your bread pudding is rapidly becomingone of my favorites too. Hated to miss it this morning. Thank you for introducing me to this treat!

  9. Cindy Gallagher says:

    Have you ever seen Paula Dean make bread pudding? She uses Krispy Kreme Donuts and takes a bite out of each one so they fit in the pan better. I have never tried it but know it has to be delicious.

  10. Sandy says:

    Oh that’s funny! I can imagine her doing that! Must be delicious bread pudding. I shall have to try that some day!

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