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Bread Pudding with Lemon Sauce

(by Marie Smalley)

(adapted from Better Homes & Garden New Cook Book, 1953)

2 c. dry bread cubes

4 c. milk, scalded

3/4 c. sugar

1 T. butter

1/4 t. salt

4 eggs, slightly beaten

1 t. vanilla extract

optional: 1/2 c. raisins

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Soak bread in milk for 5 minutes.

Add sugar, butter, and salt.

Pour slowly over eggs.

Add vanilla, the optional raisins, and mix well.

Pour into greased 1 1/2-quart baking dish.

Bake in pan of hot water until firm, about 1 hour.

Serves 8.

Lemon Sauce

1/2 c. sugar

1 T. cornstarch

dash of salt

dash of nutmeg

1 c. boiling water

2 T. butter or margarine

1 1/2 T. lemon juice

In a small pot, mix sugar, cornstarch, salt, and nutmeg.

Gradually add water, and cook over low heat until thick and clear.

Add butter and lemon juice, blending thoroughly.

Makes 1 1/3 cups.


(Read Comrades, the story associated with this recipe.)

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