Pumpkin Bread Pudding

INGREDIENTS:

4 cups (2 or 3 day old) pumpkin bread, cubed

1/4 cup molasses

3 cups light cream, scalded – substitute almond or soy milk for a lactose free version

3 large organic eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

1. Prepare a 2 quart baking pan by liberally greasing it with unsalted butter (or vegetable oil if going lactose free). In half an hour preheat the oven to 350F.

2. Place the pumpkin bread cubes in the prepared pan.

3. Combine the cream, eggs, molasses, and vanilla extract in a four cup glass measuring cup; beat with an egg beater to blend.

4. Pour the cream and egg batter onto the bread cubes the prepared pan and bake at 350 F for an hour.

6. Serve hot from the oven with brandied hard sauce. This is also good warm with ice cream or whipped cream or COLD with a pouring of unsweetened organic heavy cream….