Bread Pudding is the PERFECT old fashioned dessert for the holidays made with day old bread, half and half, sugar, and vanilla, and only takes 45 minutes to bake!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8x8 baking pan with butter and in a large bowl whisk the half and half, vanilla, sugar, salt, raisins (optional) and eggs together.
Add in the bread until well combined then put into the 8x8 pan, letting sit for at least an 60 minutes before baking for 40-45 minutes before serving warm or at room temperature.
Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.