I loved to spend time at my parents' farm when I was young boy. They knew how to spoil me and feed me well. I still remember my grandmother always busy, cooking it seems. And I would be fascinated watching her prepare meals, while she hummed a tune. So many of her recipes are fresh in my mind, but this bread pudding has to be my favourite. And it's easy to make.
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 slices heavily buttered bread
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla or to taste
- pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Pack sugar in a buttered casserole dish. Cut buttered bread into small pieces and place buttered side down on the packed brown sugar. Mix egg, milk, vanilla and salt, and pour over mixture.
Place in the preheated oven and bake until nicely browned, for about 30-45 minutes. Serve with your choice of cream, ice cream, fresh fruit or fruit compote, nuts, icing sugar or your favourite combination.