2 beaten eggs
about 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp nutmeg
4 cups milk, scalded
1/4 cup soft butter or margarine
2 cups bread cubes
Combine eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla, and nutmeg. Add scalded milk and butter; mix well. Add bread and pour into a buttered baking dish. Set baking dish in a pan of hot water.
Bake in moderate oven (350F) for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Serve warm or cold with plain or whipped cream, hard sauce, or lemon suace.
Cake, gingerbread, or breadcrumbs may be substituted for bread cubes.