Preparation / Directions:
Pudding: Preheat your oven to 350ø. Cube bread and soak in milk thoroughly. Add eggs, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, raisins and stir well. Pour the butter in the bottom of a heavy 9"x13"x2" baking pan. Add bread mixture and bake until firm, about 40 mins. Cool pudding, cube it and put it into individual dessert dishes. Top with Orange Bourbon Sauce or Praline Sauce at serving time.
Praline Sauce: (about 4 cups) Combine all ingredients in saucepan. Cook, stirring frequently, over medium heat until thickened. Serve immediately. This is perfect over bread pudding.
Orange Bourbon Sauce: Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Add the sugar and cornstarch and still constantly until dissolves, boils, and thickens. Remove from heat; stir in butter until melted. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.