Gardening is something you learn by doing---and by making mistakes....
Like Cooking, Gardening is a constant process of experimentation, repeating the successes and throwing out the failures.
Carol Stocker

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Granny's Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding, another comfort brings back memories too.  My Granny would have all kinds of baked goodies made when I'd go to her house.  Bread Pudding, Rice Pudding, Baked Apples and Jelly Rolls, just to name a few.  She would always let me have a little cup of coffee with her, but just a little 'cause "it would stunt my growth"!

Her  Bread Pudding was one of my favorites.  I've tried to replicate her recipe since I was a teenager....the only problem is that there was no recipe to follow... she didn't use (or need) one!  My Bread Pudding is really close to hers, but it was always better when Granny made it.....I think it was just the fact the SHE was the one making it!

Bread Pudding is as old as time.  Frugal cooks would make Bread Pudding (sweet and Savory) as a way of using up stale or hard bread.  It's the simple and practical recipes that stand the test of time!

Granny's Bread Pudding
preheat oven to  325F

3 Cups Stale Bread, cubed
3 Eggs
2 Cups Milk
1 Cup Sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla
1 Cup Raisins
1/2 Tsp Nutmeg & Cinnamon each
1 Tbs Butter

Place bread in a greased 8x8 baking dish.
In large bowl beat the eggs.  Add milk, sugar, vanilla, raisins, cinnamon & nutmeg.
Pour egg mixture over the cubed bread.  Dot with butter.  Sprinkle top with a pinch of cinnamon and a couple pinches of sugar.
Bake at 325F for 1 hour.  Serve warm or cold with cream or milk.  Refrigerate  after it cools.

Bread & Egg Mixture

Pour Egg Mixture over Bread

Out of the Oven

I love it with milk!


  1. My mom made bread pudding a lot when we were kids ... she used to change things up all the time putting in chunks of apples, maple syrup, chopped nuts and dried fruits, and even crumbled sausage ... we had that one for breakfast sometimes! Your bread pudding brought back good memories!

  2. I will have to try the recipe when the boys are down this fall. Sure looks good but I would eat it all.



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