I didn't have French bread so I used Ms. B's biscuits instead. This bread pudding was delectable. My family really enjoyed it and almost everyone asked for the recipe. This dish has sparked a new tradition. We will be doing new desserts and bringing recipe cards for recipe swap. This should be fun. Great recipe.
I doubled the recipe for a family party. Also heater cream until tepid, added 1 tsp of kosher salt to the cream, blended sugars into the cream and added 1 vanilla bean. I scraped the vanilla caviar into the sugared cream mixture, then continued with directions. Used a large corning ware casserole dish (on a cookie sheet - in case of bubbling) and baked for the full 55Mins because of the doubling. Just like my Mingle's!!
Add a quarter cup more sugar, less white and more brown and dump in the nutmeg and cinnamon otherwise the flavor is weak. Be careful not to overcook better to undercook just a bit, so as to make it pudding and not dryed bread.
I made this yesterday for a family gathering and there were no leftovers to put away. What a great recipe! The vanilla sauce really makes it special and even those who were skeptical about "bread pudding" ended up loving it. You won't be disappointed with this one.
I'm not sure why this recipe is getting such high reviews. It was way too sweet for me and my husband. Way too much fat. I had to make several alterations to enjoy this. I scaled the sugar down to 1 cup. I used reduced fat evaporated milk and 6 cups of bread (to compensate for more water). I loved the flavor of the nutmeg though so I didn't change that.
This is my go-to recipe for bread pudding. It makes the best bread pudding I have ever tasted. I am frequently asked for the recipe. The changes I make is that I substitute chopped pecans for the raisins and cinnamon for the nutmeg. I also add a teaspoon of vanilla extract. The vanilla sauce is wonderful with it.