Like the old saying goes “waste not, want not”. This is a perfect example of old time thriftiness, and this recipe is a wonderful way to transform leftover bread it into something delicious.
I had some leftover cinnamon rolls, that had been left in the pantry without being covered that were very dried out. Leftovers are actually a rare thing in this house, so I grabbed at this opportunity to make this simple and satisfying dessert. Oh, man was it good! We actually ate it for breakfast, which I highly recommend trying sometime.
Without further adieu, I give you…
8 slices of day old Bread, or enough to fill an 8×8 baking pan
4 Tbs. Butter chopped into chunks
4 Eggs, beaten
1 C. Cream,
1 C. Milk,
1/2 C. Maple Syrup,
1 tsp. Cinnamon,
1 tsp. Vanilla extract,
1/2 C. Raisins (Optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and grease an 8×8 baking pan.
With a knife, cut the bread into medium-sized cubes and fill the prepared pan. Evenly spread the chopped chunks of butter over the bread.
In a large bowl, combine the beaten eggs, cream, milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon. Pour evenly over the bread/butter.
Bake for 45 min. or until golden and springy.
- Make sure your bread is dry, leave it out on the counter not uncovered for a day, and it will be perfect.
- Test it with a knife and if it still seems too runny or soft, bake it a little longer.
- You want a soft custard like consistency with crunchy bits of bread sticking out here and there, at least, that is how I like it!
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