Want a great start to your weekend? Make some bread pudding! This was my first time making it and it turned out great. I had exactly 6 pieces of Cinnamon Raisin bread left which matched up to this recipe from allrecipes.com perfectly. Instead of the 3/4 cup of sugar it calls for I just added 1/4 cup. Top it off with some whip cream and you have a fab breakfast, brunch, coffee snack, or dessert. So delicious and it is warming me up on this chilly morning.
Break bread into small pieces into an 8 inch square baking pan. Drizzle melted butter or margarine over bread. If desired, sprinkle with raisins.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Pour over bread, and lightly push down with a fork until bread is covered and soaking up the egg mixture.
Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly tapped.