This is a sweet side dish or dessert from the "old days." It's not a pudding at all and assembled like an upside down cake. If you like upside down cakes, custard, pie or moist cakes you should give this a try. It has a mild taste and is "comfort food" for many. If you like raisins or brown sugar then you will love this recipe!

double boiler (or a small pan inside a larger pan)
1 cup brown sugar (more if you are a brown sugar addict)
1/2 cup traditional or golden raisins
5 slices good quality bread, buttered, crusts removed and cut into long strips
3 eggs
2 cups whole milk
1.5 tsp vanilla
1.5 tsp cinnamon
Optional - serve topped with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream

1. lightly oil insides of smaller/inside pan
2. add brown sugar, smooth it evenly on bottom
3. evenly distribute raisins over brown sugar layer
4. top with the bread, evenly
5. in a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon
6. pour this mixture on top of the bread
7. steam for 1.5 hours
8. invert onto serving platter
9. serve warm or cold
10. keep leftovers in refrigerator

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