Until I married Sir Streusel, I had never tasted Bread Pudding. To tell you the truth, I had only read about it in books. Bread Pudding had never made an appearance on my Sweet Mama’s table, ever. Enter Sir Streusel into my life and I learn that the man I married worshiped his Mom’s Bread Pudding. He would order it in restaurants and push it away every time. I didn’t pay too much attention with what was going on with his search of the perfect Bread Pudding. Hey, I always had my dessert that was normally smothered and covered in chocolate so I was happy. After many years of being in a chocolate coma, I realized the sweetest man ever was not living a life of full satisfaction. Sadley, poor Sir Streusel had come to accept a life minus his great love…..Bread Pudding. I made it my life’s mission to make the life of this man complete. After trying countless cookbook recipes, he still had not found his true love. I then began to put my own recipe together based on the feedback I had received on what was wrong with the previous 487 pans of Bread Pudding I had baked for him. It took many trial and errors, and I mean MANY, but I did it! I am happy to report that Sir Streusel lives a fulfilled life. He is now complete!
I don’t bake this very often, I like to keep it as a special treat for him. I don’t take one single bite of it, I leave the entire pan for him. Let’s just say he can polish off 75% of a 9″x 13″ pan by himself. And still have that small waist and flat belly…..UGH.
I hope you bake this and make your life complete. Sir Streusel is now leading a happy, fulfilled, satisfied life, all because of Bread Pudding!
Jody and Edna
** Substitute Rum for Rum Extract. I have used both.
- 1 loaf French bread, torn into chunks
- 1 quart milk
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 tablespoons vanilla
- pinch of cinnamon
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup raisins
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons Rum or 1 1/2 teaspoons Rum extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Butter a 13 x 9" pan.
- Slice loaf into 1- 1 1/1/2" slices.
- Tear bread into large chunks.
- Place bread chunks in greased pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk sugar, vanilla, eggs, and cinnamon.
- Pour egg mixture over bread chunks.
- Sprinkle raisins over top of bread.
- Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes.
- In a medium pot, cream butter and sugar together.
- Add vanilla.
- Slowly stir in 1 egg.
- Add Rum.
- Heat and stir over low heat about 10 minutes.
- Serve sauce warm over individual servings of pudding.