Bread Pudding to Use Up Stale Bread

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Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is delicious, nutritious, inexpensive and a great way to make use of bread that has gone stale.  You can save pieces of stale bread in a freezer bag until you have enough to make a pudding, then thaw it out.

#1: Sweet Bread Pudding

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

• Stale bread, about half a loaf
• 2 eggs
• 1 cup milk
• 1/2 cup raisins
• 1/2 cup applesauce
• 1/4 cup butter or oil

Tear the bread into bitesize pieces and put into a mixing bowl.
In another bowl, beat the eggs and add milk.  Pour this over the bread and let the bread  soak it up.
Melt the butter and add, or pour in oil if you are using it.
Microwave the raisins in water or apple juice to cover.  When cool, add to the bread mixture.
Add applesauce to the bread mixture.
Grease a casserole pan with oil or butter and add the mixture.  Bake 1/2 hour, then remove the lid and bake another five minutes for top to brown a bit.

#2: Savory Bread Pudding

• Stale bread, about half a loaf
• 2 eggs
• 1 cup milk
• 1/4 cup butter or oil
• 1/2 cup chopped scallions or leftover cooked greens, drained
• 1/2 cup grated cheese – cheddar, parmesan or other with strong flavor
• 1/4 diced ham or bacon, if desired
• salt and pepper to taste

Tear the bread into bitesize pieces and put into a mixing bowl.
In another bowl, beat the eggs and add milk.  Pour this over the bread and let the bread  soak it up.
Melt the butter and add, or pour in oil if you are using it.
Add the vegetables, cheese, ham or bacon, and salt and pepper
Grease a casserole pan with oil or butter and add the mixture.  Bake 1/2 hour, then remove the lid and bake another five minutes for top to brown a bit.

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