Leona's Bread Pudding
From my mother-in-law, transcribed without modification by me (for now).
2 cups dry Bread cubes (4-5 slices)
4 cups scalded Milk
¾ cup Sugar
1 Tbsp Butter
¼ tsp Salt
4 slighly beaten Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
Soak bread in milk 5 min. Add sugar, salt, and butter. Add eggs, vanilla and mix well.
Pour into greased 1½ quart baking dish. Bake in pan of hot water (I use hot tap water and put pan in oven while oven is heating) until Knife comes out clean. About 1 hour. Use caution when removing from oven—water is hot, pan is not stable, it is heavier than anticipated.