Monday, March 25, 2013

Can't Sleep


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

Directions

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.

17 comments:

  1. Now I've another to try....thanks.

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    1. Stephen,

      You're welcome, I hope you like when you try.

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  2. Sounds good to me. Do you deliver?

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    1. Rev Paul,

      Sure I can deliver, send me a ticket! LOL.....

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  3. I do the very same thing but I'm one of those "more is better" people. I substitute raisin bread for Italian. The rest of the recipe stays the same.

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    1. I love to use italian or french bread to make the pudding.

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    2. I assume it gives a different texture. I will definitely try it your way next time. You haven't steered me wrong yet.

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    3. Lotta Joy,

      I use this much milk because I used a very large loaf of italian bread. The texture was fabulous.

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  4. Sounds divine! Hope you get some sleep tonight!

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    1. Some nights it just difficult to get to sleep.
      Thanks.

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  5. Sorry you are having a hard time sleeping:( I am not much of a bread pudding fan, but yours looks yummy.

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  6. Oh I think my sitting at the computer when I cannot sleep is not near as tasty as this. I think next time I cannot sleep I will think of you. Great recipe. B

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    1. Buttons,

      Thank you. Will you consider baking bread pudding the next time you can't sleep? lol...

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  7. Sounds wonderful.

    You get points for remembering you were cooking it. I forgot mine.

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