2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 cups milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine (melted)
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 cups soft bread cubes (about 6 slices bread)
1/2 cup raisins, if desired
Whipping (heavy) cream, if desired

1. Heat oven to 350ºF. In 2-quart saucepan, heat milk and
butter over medium heat until butter is melted and milk is hot.
2. In large bowl, mix eggs, sugar, cinnamon and salt.
Stir in bread cubes and raisins. Stir in milk mixture.
Pour into ungreased deep round pan.
3. Bake uncovered 40 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted
1 inch from edge comes out clean. Serve warm with whipping
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#2. – Bread Pudding

•2 cups milk
•3 eggs, beaten
•1/3 cup sugar
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
•4 slices white bread, without crust
•1 teaspoon cinnamon
•dash nutmeg
•1/2 cup raisins, optional

Heat milk over low heat until hot, but not boiling. In a bowl,
combine eggs, sugar, and salt; stir well. Gradually stir about
1/4 of the hot milk to the egg mixture and stir in. Add
remaining milk, stirring constantly. Stir in vanilla.

Place bread slices in a 2-quart buttered baking dish
(sprinkle raisins over bread, if using). Pour the milk mixture
over bread. Combine cinnamon and nutmeg; sprinkle over
pudding mixture.

Bake, uncovered, at 300° for about 50 minutes, or until a knife
inserted near the center comes out clean.

Serve warm with vanilla sauce or other dessert sauce, if desired.
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