1 loaf French or other bread, cut or torn
into 1 inch pieces
1 qt milk, half and half, or cream
2 Cups sugar
1 Tbsp nutmeg
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp almond extract
1 Tsp vanilla extract
½ Cup craisins (can also use other dried
fruits such as blueberries or raisins)
Soak craisins in bourbon.
In a large bowl, mix milk, eggs, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, almond extract, vanilla extract
and blend well with blender or whisk. Add bread cubes, mix well and let stand for at
least one hour. Add craisins. Place mixture in a 8×10 pan sprayed with baking spray.
Bake at 350 degrees until the sides are pulling away from the pan and the top is golden
brown. Serve with Hard Sauce.
For Hard Sauce
¾ lb butter
2 Cups brown sugar
Bourbon, rum or whiskey to taste
Melt butter, gradually add brown sugar until melted and then add liquor to desired
consistency, blending thoroughly. Heat for an additional 2-3 minutes..