Rich Bread Pudding with Raisins and Walnuts
Why This Recipe Works
We wanted to develop a bread pudding recipe that would show real contrast between the crust and the filling in both texture and flavor. And the consistency of the pudding would have to sit halfway between that of a custard and that of a sauce. So for our bread pudding recipe we started with good-quality American sandwich bread, cut into cubes, and skipped the toasting step. We soaked most of the bread in the custard mixture for 20 minutes and placed the unsoaked bread atop the soaked bread and custard in the pan for a crisp top layer.