Those who always have a loaf of bread in their house are familiar with this treat. Personally, I grew up eating my mother's signature bread pudding. (No one makes it the way she does.) Anyway, we had some leftover bread from a few days ago and I know Dad hates it when food goes to waste.
5 slices of bread
1 cup of milk
1 Tbsp of brown sugar
1 tsp of vanilla extract
The first thing that needs to be done is to tear the bread into smaller pieces. Also, if you prefer to leave the crust out, you can do so. I, however, did not remove it because I wanted to put everything to use.
Next, you'll need to mix the eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl. Make sure everything is blended well. You can use a mixer if you have one, but I did this by hand. If you're wondering, I didn't add so much sugar because I used evaporated milk.
Once that's done, it's time to pour the mixture over the bread. Make sure every piece of bread is properly soaked by pressing everything down with a fork or spoon. Allow everything to sit for a couple of minutes or so. If you want to, you may also top the pudding with some raisins.
Cover the top of the pan with aluminum foil. Afterwards, you can now place it in a steamer. Leave it for about 45 minutes. Use a toothpick to check if it's cooked. If it comes out clean, then you're good to go.
Drizzle the finished product with your favorite syrup. This can be served warm or chilled. I prefer eating my pudding the moment it's out of the steamer.
Update: I had my mother taste this and she says it's okay. She does recommend adding a spoonful or two of sugar though.