lliam wrote:My Wife doesn't do any baking so we don't ...
You can bake. I solemnly vow and affirm that you are both capable and permitted. Go thou, and bake.
I love watching non-cooks trade recipes for stuff like bread pudding. Real recipe (not that a book would call this a recipe)
Butter a baking dish.
Tear up the stale bread and throw it into the buttered dish.
Stir up a basic custard mixture - proportions are about 1 egg to 6 oz milk/cream/half&half and sweeten it to taste. Add a pinch or two of salt. Flavor with vanilla and your choice of other flavors - cinnamon and almond and maple work well. Add nuts and/or dried fruits into the bread, to taste, depending on what is on hand. They are optional. Pour the custard over the bread - you want enough to completely soak the bread and leave some liquid sloshing around the bread. Put in a medium oven (about 350 F) and cook until the custard is set and the middle of the dish resists a gentle finger-push. Try not to burn the edges.