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Old Fashioned Bread Pudding

November 26, 2013

P1190382Everyone should have this recipe almost in your head.  A staple that will save you from unexpected guests, frugality and really hungry children.  It seems I always have enough bread in the freezer to make this old fashioned luscious dessert.  Have it for breakfast with some cream or a special dessert with whipped cream or ice cream.  As a child we had always had fresh bread and pastries delivered four times a week, whatever happened to that marvelous service?  Therefore a sandwich is not a sandwich without fresh bread but never a slice was wasted.


Old Fashioned Bread Pudding *


  • 2 C. Dry Bread Crumbs
  • 1/4 C. Butter (plus a little to grease baking dish)
  • 1 Quart Hot Whole Milk
  • 1/2 C. Sugar
  • 2 Eggs (slightly beaten)
  • 1/2 t. Salt
  • 1 t. Vanilla Extract


  1. Butter the baking dish
  2. Put in the bread and milk
  3. In a separate bowl add the sugar, eggs, salt and vanilla; mix well
  4. Pour over the crumb mixture
  5. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour
  6. Serve with cream or whipped cream





(Serves: 6)

Recipe from The Fannie Farmer Cookbook

*  The above recipe is ‘B’ for basic. For a sweeter pudding add more sugar. Or season discreetly with your favorite spices. For a firmer pudding decrease the milk (even as little as 2 cups). For a fluffier pudding just separate the eggs and add the whites last beaten stiff.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 25, 2014 19:43

    Thanks for visiting. Simple, basic and delicious.

  2. January 25, 2014 03:50

    great recipe
    Thanks for the information:)

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