18 slices white French bread in pieces
4 oz. raisins
1 qt. milk
7 oz. sugar
1 Tablespoons vanilla
Mix all ingredients except bread. Pour over bread and put in baking dish. Place baking dish in pan with water about 2 “ deep and bake at 375 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.
Tip: We use half and half instead of milk
Vanilla Custard Sauce Ingredients:
3 egg yolks
1/2 Cup sugar
1 1/2 Cups cream
Beat egg yolks and sugar until well blended. Add cream and vanilla and cook in microwave until thick. Beat smooth. Add a little rum or brandy and serve over bread pudding.
It has been a tradition in our family to make ice cream at family gatherings. Over the years it has been perfected, and here is our favorite version! It can be adapted to any flavor.