loaf sourdough bread (I used Pepperidge Farm, 1.5 pound loaf)
cups milk (I used 1%)
cup heavy cream
cup all-purpose flour
cup packed brown sugar
stick cold butter, cut into pieces (¼ lb.)
1. Grease a 9x13 pan with butter. Tear bread into bite-size chunks and place evenly in the pan. 2. Mix together the eggs, milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla. Pour evenly over bread. Cover tightly and store in the fridge for several hours (I put mine in overnight....it was about 12 hours). 3. In a medium bowl mix together the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until it all looks nice and crumbly (like small pebbles, according to P-Dub). Place in a ziploc bag and put in fridge. 4. When ready to bake, take pan and bag out of fridge. Remove wrap and evenly sprinkle the crumb mixture over the top. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees (or 45 minutes if you like it more soft and pudding-like). Notes: Update: IMPORTANT!!!!!!! You must use a dense bread or this dish will turn out soggy. After getting a few comments below about soggy outcomes, I figured I'd better make sure you understand that. You can't use regular ol' sandwich bread because it will NOT soak up the egg mixture! I highly recommend starting with the bread listed in the ingredients above as this has ALWAYS turned out perfectly for me.