A Hostetler Family Recipe. This hearty pudding is a warm dessert for a winter evening - or a sweet way to start the day. (If you're having it for breakfast, I suggest skipping the hard sauce. A little milk, perhaps?)
Yield: 6-8 servings
Combine eggs, sugars, vanilla, nutmeg.
Add melted butter, cream, coloring if using, mix well.
Stir in bread and raisins. Let stand 10 - 15 minutes.
Pour into greased deep pan or casserole
Bake at 375°F for 45 - 60 minutes or until golden brown. (Place a jelly-roll pan or edged baking sheet underneath - be prepared for overruns.) Serve warm, topped with Hard Rum Sauce.