Recipe of the Day: Bread Pudding

Here is the recipe I promised! This is not the same bread pudding that many of you are familiar with. This is the kind my family always made. It turns out more like a very moist cake / egg custard type dish. Hard to describe now that I am trying to. Husband wont touch it with a 10 foot pole…bad texture he says with a squinty look on his face.  Hannah will eat the outside harder edge.  Rachel says its “mumbly” so she’s with her dad on the un-like-ability of it. I love it, love the texture and so does Benjamin.


  • 4 cups of stale bread torn into chunks
  • 2 cups milk (I used 1 can of evaporated milk and the rest whole milk)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Butter a 9×13 baking dish. Pour the milk over the bread and let set until well saturated and very mushy and can be stirred into a thick lumpy batter.


Add eggs & vanilla and pour into baking dish. Bake at 350 for about an hour or until it tests done.


I used the “knife to the center” test but I am sure a toothpick would work. Place on a rack to cool. Slice and enjoy!


Today I am pretty much playing the waiting game. Husband is sanding the hardwood floor in the living room and I am waiting to hear from hospice about Mom’s transfer home. Makes me nervous to wait but hate to start anything that can’t be stopped abruptly when I get the call.

On the menu for tonight: Salmon steaks – don’t know how I am preparing them – but having fun looking for a recipe.

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This is how mom used to make bread pudding as well only she added raisins and nutmeg to hers… mmm good. I’ve never made it myself though.

I don’t believe I’ve ever eaten bread pudding…hmmmm…first time for everything, right? 🙂

My sister and I were just talking the other day about how we don’t like to have bread pudding all the time, but every now and then we get these really intense cravings for it. I think it’s good treat to have every now and then; keeps it special. 🙂


oh I made a vintage bread pudding a while back, it was yum!


Hello there!
I found a great peach cobbler on your site before. At least I thought it was your site. I came back to print it off and found this one with the pics. My cousins mom used to make bread pudding like this. I haven’t had it for years because she has since moved and so have we and I miss eating it this way. Thanks so much for bringing back good memories for me today with this post. It really does look yummy! Printing it for my recipe file.