French Toast Stick Bread Pudding with Vanilla Custard Sauce

French Toast Bread Pudding with Vanilla Custard Sauce:

32 French Toast Sticks (this is the equivalent to 8 slices of bread)

4 eggs, beaten

1 cup light cream (you can use milk if you prefer)

1 cup milk

3/4 cup white sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp cinnamon

2 Tbsp melted butter

Preheat to 350°

Thaw the French Toast sticks (they come in the freezer section at your supermarket)

Cut each stick into 4 equal pieces.

Put all your French Toast pieces into a 9" baking pan.

Pour melted butter over the pieces.

In a medium sized bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, cream, vanilla and cinnamon.

Pour the mixture over the French Toast pieces.

Press all the pieces down so they are covered and soaking up the milk mixture.

Bake for 45 minutes until the center is set.

If the top starts to brown too much cover the baking dosh with aluminum foil.

For vanilla custard sauce: 

adapted from Southern Living


1/2 cup sugar 

3 tablespoons light brown sugar

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 large egg
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/4 cups light cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Whisk first 6 ingredients in a heavy saucepan; cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, 10 to 12 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. 
When ready to serve drizzle sauce over each serving of bread pudding.