When we go out to eat, I bring home what we don't eat. Especially the bread. Why let good bread get thrown away? And if you're in the grocery store, and you see a loaf of marked-down white bread, buy it and you'll be able to make a dessert that's as easy-to-make as it is elegant looking and delicious.
Bread Custard with Raisins and Dried Cranberries
Unlike traditional bread puddings, this dessert is designed to come out of the pan.
Yield 4-6 servings
Time 30 minutes preparation, 60 minutes baking
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup + 1 teaspoon sugar
6 slices white bread
1 tablespoon dark raisins
1 tablespoon golden raisins
1 tablespoon dried cranberries
1 tablespoon whole raw almonds, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon sweet butter, melted
Soak the raisins and cranberries in the cream for an hour or overnight.
Pre-heat the oven to 350. Toast the bread in the …