My mom loved this dessert so much, I had to hide the pan from her to keep her from having a third slice!



6 cups of cubed cinnamon raisin bread (equivalent to 8-10 slices)

4 large eggs

2 cups of milk

1 cup of heavy cream

3/4 cup of granulated sugar

1 tsp of vanilla extract

1 tsp of ground cinnamon

1/2 cup of raisins


Preparation: Warm your oven to 350°F (175°C) and ready a 9x13-inch baking dish with butter or a cooking spray.

Bread Setup: Evenly spread the cubed cinnamon raisin bread in the dish.

Mixing the Magic: Blend eggs, milk, heavy cream, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon in a large bowl until smooth.

Soak: Pour this creamy mix over the bread, ensuring each cube is well-coated. Garnish with raisins.

Marination: Let the bread sit for roughly 10 minutes, absorbing the flavorful liquid.

Baking: Position it in the oven for 45-50 minutes. The goal is a set pudding with a golden-brown charm on top.

Let the pudding rest momentarily post-baking. Serve it warm, maybe with a hint of maple syrup or a generous scoop of whipped cream or ice cream for the indulgent souls. Dive into the warmth, flavor, and nostalgia. Enjoy a bite of the past, with all its sweetness and lessons.