By now ya'll know I'm a New Orleans girl, so you know I love some bread pudding. I've tried it lots of ways...regular, coconut rum, butterscotch, chocolate. So when I found this recipe today I know I had to try it. It didn't hurt the cause that the previous idea that I had for this week's crockpot wednsday ended in disaster.
I was supposed to make a BBQ Meatloaf. All the ingredients came together, I lined the pot with foil like it said, added the meat and the sauce. The recipe called for it to cook on low for 6-8 hours so I figured 4-5 on high would do it.
At 6 pm it was mostly raw. That was at the 5 hour mark. It went into the oven and I promised to not use that crock pot again (it came from Italy, and is on the European power system so it may not work correctly.) Luckily, I have another crock pot and this recipe is just fine and dandy.
Into the pot put 8 cubed slices of bread, a chopped apple and however many raisins float your boat.
Pour over it a mix of 4 eggs, 2 cups of milk, 1/4 c sugar, 1/4 cup melted butter and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Stir and cook for 1 hour on high, then 3 hours on low. I promise low is right this time.
It'll be all bubbly and brown and smelling like summerland when it's finished. To make the sauce melt 2 tbsp margarine or butter in a saucepan. Then whisk in 2 tbsp flour until smooth. Gradually add the 1 c water, 3/4 c sugar and 1 tsp vanilla. Bring to a boil and whisk constantly for 2 minutes until thick. Spoon over the pudding as you serve. Makes a lot.