BREAD PUDDING WITH BOURBON SAUCE

Ingredients:

1 small loaf stale French bread

1 quart milk

3 large eggs

3/4 cup sugar

1 tbs vanilla extract

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

3/4 cup raisins

2 tbs butter (cut in small pieces)

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, place bread torn or cut into 1-inch pieces. Pour milk over bread; let bread soak. Meanwhile , in medium-size bowl, beat eggs, sugar, vanilla, and nutmeg. Add to milk-soaked bread. Stir to mix well. Add raisins and butter; stir to mix well. Pour mixture into well-buttered 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Bake for 1 hour. Serve warm or cool with Bourbon Sauce.

BOURBON SAUCE

Ingredients:

1 stick of butter 3/4 cup sugar

1 large egg, lightly beaten 1/4 cup bourbon whiskey

1/2 cup pecan halves (optional) (or to taste)

Directions:

In top of double boiler or in a saucepan placed over a pan of boiling water, melt butter. Stir in sugar; heat until sugar dissolves. Add egg, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Stir in bourbon and pecans; let cool.

Emma Church