A recipe for custard bread pudding calls for a mixture of day-old bread cubes, eggs, milk, sugar and butter that is topped with a custard sauce made from flour, sugar, butter, water and vanilla extract. Another recipe adds Jamaican rum for flavoring.
Make custard bread pudding by removing the crusts from day-old bread and cutting the bread into cubes. Mix together 2 eggs, 1 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of melted butter, 2 cups of milk and teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Fold in the bread cubes and 1 cup of raisins. Place the bread pudding in a baking dish, and cook for 50 to 60 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
While the bread pudding bakes, make the sauce by combining 1 cup of water, 2/3 cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour into a saucepan. Stir everything together over medium heat, and bring to a boil for two minutes. Remove from the stove, and stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract before serving over the bread pudding.
Add extra flavor to the bread pudding by soaking 1 cup of raisins in 1/2 cup of Jamaican rum 2 hours before starting the bread pudding. Pour the raisin mixture over the bread pudding before baking.