I saw this leftover bread on the table today and decided to make bread pudding the way my mom used to make it.
It is easy. No baking required.
But, do not get distracted when making this pudding. Do not try to do 6 things at once, like I do, or your mixture can stick or burn.
3/4 cup sugar
2 T. cornstarch
1/4 t. salt
2 cups milk
2 slightly beaten egg yolks
2 T. butter or margarine
1 t. vanilla
In a saucepan, blend sugar, cornstarch, and salt; add milk. Cook and stir over medium heat till thickened and bubbly. (stir constantly and do not leave unattended). Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat.
Stir small amount of hot mixture into yolks; return to hot mixture; cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat; blend in butter and vanilla. Pour into bowl.
Tear bread into pieces and put in pudding; stir together.
It is so good. My youngest son loves it.
Of course, I was trying to clean off the table and get food ready for supper when I was making this and it did stick a little on me. I seem to always have a time when I make it.
Charley said, "I don't remember my grandma having a hard time making this pudding and she cooked on a wood burning cook stove."
I said, "Well, I'm not your grandma."
But all the trouble is worth it when he takes a bite and says, "Mmm, I'm in love."