Oh...and now meatloaf is baking in the oven. Another comfort food favorite of mine. If you want to the recipe, it is under comfort foods and/or entrees.
Anyhow, I digress...and here is what I did to make this bread pudding:
- Soft butter
- 6 - 8 slices good quality white bread (French, Sourdough, home-made)
- 2 sliced banana nut bread that have been left out overnight
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 quart of milk
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- 3 eggs, slightly beaten
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup dried sweetened cranberries
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon (heaping) cinnamon
Preheat over to 325 (F). Butter a 2 1/2 quart baking dish. Spread a generous amount of butter on one side of each slice of bread and line the bottom and side of the baking dish (the white bread not the banana bread).
Mix together the milk, eggs, sugar, salt, and sour cream, vanilla and cinnamon until smooth. Add cranberries.
Pour this mixture over the bread in the casserole. Place the banana nut bread pieces (also buttered on one side) on top and press down so they are submerged.
Let stand for about 10 minutes.
Bake covered for about 30 minutes (with my oven I did 35 minutes)
Uncover and bake for 30 minutes more
Serve warm with a scoop of old fashioned vanilla ice cream...or whipped cream
Most importantly...please enjoy.