Bread Pudding has always been one of my favorite desserts, simple yet so comforting. * Click on image for larger picture * Ingredients 6 slices day-old bread 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1/2 cup raisins (optional) 4 eggs, beaten 2 cups milk 3/4 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F Break bread into small pieces into an 8 inch square baking pan. Drizzle melted butter or margarine over bread, sprinkle with raisins. In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Pour over bread, and lightly push down with a fork until bread is covered and soaking up the egg mixture. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly tapped.