CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD PUDDING
Panera Bread Recipe
1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup orange juice
8 slices panera cinnamon raisin bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
3 tablespoons melted butter
2 cups milk
3 large eggs
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pinch salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush a 2 quart casserole dish or 6 ramekins with melted butter or spray with cooking spray.
Combine raisins and orange juice in a bowl and allow to soak for 15 minutes. Place raisin bread cubes in a large bowl. Add melted butter and toss to coat. Spread buttered bread cubes on a cookie sheet and bake until golden brown. Allow to cool. Evenly distribute cooled bread cubes in the casserole dish or ramekins.
Top bread cubes with soaked raisins so they are evenly distributed.
In a medium bowl, whisk milk, eggs, sugar, salt and vanilla, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved and mixture is smooth. Pour mixture over bread cubes and refrigerate at least 15 minute
Place in oven. If using ramekins, place on cookie sheet first. Bake until center is set, approximately 45 min for casserole or 30 min for ramekins. Remove from oven and cool 15 min before serving.