Irish Bread Pudding
3 to 4 cups of bread cubes
2 cups milk
3 Tbsp. butter
1/4 cup sugar or 1/2 cup for sweeter taste)
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup raisins
Cut day or day older bread into 1/2-inch cubes. Place cubes in 1 quart baking
dish. Mix the milk, butter and sugar together and heat til sugar is dissolved
and butter melts. Beat eggs slightly. Add salt and stir into warm (not hot)
milk. Stir in vanilla. Pour over bread cubes and set the baking dish in a pan of
hot water and bake in a 350 degree oven at least one hour or until a knife comes
out clean when inserted in center of pudding.
Variations: Top pudding with marshmallows and brown in oven.
My favorite is to add 1/4 to 1/2 cup raisins before baking.