Old Fashioned Bread Pudding #GroovinEats #TastyTuesday

We had so much left over bread at Easter that I froze most of it. Wondering what to do with all the bread I decided to make a bread pudding.

2 cups milk
1/4 cup butter
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup sugar ~  I used Nielsen-Massey Pure Vanilla Sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 cups soft bread cubes (about 6 slices bread)
1/2 cup raisins – optional ~  I used a banana and a 1/2 C fresh blueberries because that’s what I had
Whipping (heavy) cream – optional

PREHeat oven to 350ºF. In 2-quart saucepan, heat milk and butter over medium heat until butter is melted and milk is hot.
In large bowl, mix eggs, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Stir in bread cubes and raisins. Stir in milk mixture. Pour into ungreased deep round pan.
Bake uncovered 40 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted 1 inch from edge comes out clean. Serve warm with whipping cream.

Got this recipe from Betty Crocker.com