O is for Ol’ Fashioned Bread Pudding

Ol' Fashioned Bread Pudding

Few things make me more nostalgic than bread pudding. My “Nanny” used to make it often. One thing I remember is that she cooked it in the upper section of a double boiler. So, I reckon those old pots can be used for more than delicate cooking! I’ve had many a bread pudding over the years since she passed away, but none has come close to hers. Must have been that generous dollop of love she added.

                    Old Fashioned Bread Pudding

Pudding                                      

2 eggs, beaten                                                              4 C homemade biscuits, crumbled

2 ½ C sugar                                                                 Sugar, brown or white for sprinkling

Sauce

1 C sugar                                                                     2 T cornstarch

1 C water

Combine all ingredients except the butter in a large bowl and pour into a baking dish. Cut butter in thin slices over the top and sprinkle with a little sugar. Bake at 175°C (350°F) for about 35 minutes.

For the sauce, combine the sugar, cornstarch and water in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until it thickens. Remove from heat and add vanilla and butter.

Spoon sauce over the pudding and serve warm. It’s also good cold!

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The A to Z Blogging Challenge continues today with the letter ‘O’. I’ve been astonished by the posts from all the participants. I’ve read history, poetry, humor and a few gut wrenching  pieces that will stay with me forever. Go over to the A to Z web page and check out a few of them for yourself!

This morning, I saw the Light at the End of the Tunnel where Philip posted some marvelous examples of odes. Lucy Adams writes Southern Girls Living Fearlessly. You really, really should visit her site! Blabbin’ Grammy is a 79-year-old grandmother from East Tennessee, now living in Dallas. You owe it to yourself to visit this award-winning blogger.

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