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Texas Mom Bread Pudding

Total time:  2 hours, plus overnight to stale your bread.

Lots of sugar and a hint of brandy, make sure you have lots of time available to do this one.

Via my friend Luke.

2 cups granulated sugar
5 large beaten eggs
2 cups milk
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 cups cubed Italian bread, allowed to stale overnight in a bowl
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup chopped pecans

For the Sauce:
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg, beaten
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup brandy

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Farenheit. Grease a 13 inch by 9 inch by 2 inch pan.

Mix together granulated sugar, eggs, and milk in a bowl; add vanilla. pour over cubed bread and let sit for 10 minutes.

In another bowl, mix and crumble together brown sugar, butter, and pecans.

Pour bread mixture into prepared pan. sprinkle brown sugar mixture over the top and bake for 35 – 45 minutes or until set. remove from oven.

For the Sauce:
Mix together the granulated sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat. stir together until the sugar is melted. add the brandy, stirring well. pour over bread pudding. Server warm or cold.

I can’t wait to try this. -cuppy

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