Each week the St. Jude Catholic Church food bank provides a variety of groceries to people in need – including the Women of WIN. This week, their food bag included this eclectic mix: organic whole milk, day-old French bread, raisins, grape jelly and fresh eggs.
The women’s challenge: Turn this into a tasty treat.
Their response: Bread Pudding
Here’s their recipe – which earned rave reviews from the women, who enjoyed it for lunch.
Bread Pudding with Raisins and Grape Jelly
- 1 loaf day-old bread
- ½ cup raisins, packed
- 4 cups milk
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
Grease a 9-by-9-inch baking dish. Cut up bread into bite-sized pieces. Layer bread in baking dish with raisins.
To a large mixing bowl, add sugar and cinnamon and stir to mix. Add eggs and milk and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add vanilla.
Pour milk mixture over layered bread in baking dish. Let it sit about one hour, until bread absorbs the liquid.
Bake for about 20-30 minutes at 325 degrees, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from oven to cool slightly, then drizzle with grape jelly (or your choice of jelly flavors, or pancake syrup). Serve warm, with ice cream or whipped cream.