*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                    BREAD PUDDING MADE WITH FRENCH BREAD
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    8       oz           Stale, dense, french bread
    4       tb           Butter, softened
      1/2   c            Dried cherries or raisins
    3                    Large eggs
      2/3   c            Plus 2 tb sugar
    4       ts           Vanilla extract
      1/2   ts           Almond extract
    1       pn           Salt
    4       c            Milk, heated
      1/4   ts           Cinnamon
 
   Slice bread 1/2 thick.  Butter 1 side of each slice.
    Butter 1 1/2 qt. shallow baking dish.  Arrange one half the bread,
   buttered side up, in single layer in dish. Sprinkle with cherries or
   raisins.  Top with another layer of bread slices. Whisk eggs, 1/2 cup sugar
   and vanilla and almond extracts, and salt in bowl. Whisk in hot milk. Pour
   custard over bread.
    Press bread into custard.  Let stand 30 minutes.
    Press again. Preat oven to 350 degrees.  Place baking dish in larger
   baking pan. Combine remaining sugar and cinnamon in bowl. Sprinkle over
   pudding. Pour boiling water in large pan halfway up side of dish. Bake 45
   to 50 minutes until golden. Serve warm with cream.
  
 
 
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