- One loaf of Potato Bread cut into cubes, (more if you need it, the bread should mound high above your casserole dish.)
- 4 cups of whole milk
- 3 Large Eggs
- 2 cups of Sugar
- 2 tablespoons pure Vanilla
- 1/3 cup Raisins optional
- 1/2 stick of butter melted
- 1 cup of half and half or heavy cream
- 1/2 lb of butter softened
- 1 lb of cream cheese softened. not whipped
- 1 cup of 10x sugar more if you like it sweeter
- 2 teaspoons of Pure Vanilla Extract
The first thing you want to do is fine a proper baking dish or casserole to bake this in, around a 13×9 inch pan.
In your mixer or a large container, mix the milk, eggs, sugar, and vanilla together, making sure all the eggs are beaten in to the milk and all the sugar has been incorporated.
When it is well mixed, pour this mixture over the cut bread, mixing it well so that all of the bread has absorbed some of the milk. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes, overnight in the fridge is even better.
Before iputting it into the oven, pour the cup of half and half over the bread, this will enhance the flavor of the pudding, do not mix it in, let it seep into the bread. Drizzle the melted butter over the entire pan letting some of the butters richness touch as much of the top of the mixture that it can
Cover the prepared bread pudding with cling wrap (don't worry it won't melt) then with aluminum foil and Bake for One hour at 350 degrees
Uncover and continue to bake for 15 minutes more or until center is fully set. (if the butter has pooled in any area, spread it around before the finally 15 minutes…this will help get it golden brown.)
The bread pudding will rise quite a bit, but sadly it will fall, this won't affect the flavor.
Whip the butter and cream cheese in your mixture at high speed to get some air into it.
Turn the mixer down all the way and add your 10 x sugar gradually increasing the speed
Add the vanilla and mix well
If you would like to do a little something else to drive your friends into a frenzy, add about two tablespoons of brandy or your favorite liquer to the frosting. When you put this cream cheese frosting on the warm bread pudding, the aromatics will be wonderful! (if you need a little more 10x at this point add it in)