At 11:40 PM last night I had nothing to do and figured since I can’t sleep, why not make some bread pudding with the loaf of Italian bread I had sitting on the counter, while everyone else in the house is sound asleep, including the four legged critters.
I grabbed a few items from the refrigerator and pantry, and threw it all together in a bowl, and made the following recipe:
My Bread Pudding
1 loaf of bread (Italian or French)
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
3 cups regular milk
2 tablespoons of melted butter
1/2 cup Craisins
3 beaten eggs
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Rip (tear) your entire loaf of bread into good bite-size pieces and place them in a 9x13 size pan. In a separate bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, regular milk, melted butter, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. In another bowl beat three eggs, then pour the beaten eggs into the bowl with all the other ingredients, add the Craisins and mix well. Slowly pour the entire mixture over the bread pieces in the 9x13 pan. With your hands, mix the bread and liquid together. Make sure every piece of this bread is coated and wet. Cover the pan with tin foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove tin foil and return to oven to bake another 20 – 25 minutes. The pudding is done when you touch the center with a finger or spatula bounces back.
Bulldog Man rates this recipe with 4 paws. Bulldog Man even enjoys this in his bowl first thing in the morning.