3 slices day-old bread ( I've used brown bread ) 1 tablespoons butter, melted 1/4 cup raisins (optional) 2 eggs, beaten 1 cups milk 1 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Break bread into small pieces into an 8 inch square baking pan. Drizzle melted butter or margarine over bread. If desired, sprinkle with raisins.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Pour over bread, and lightly push down with a fork until bread is covered and soaking up the egg mixture.
Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly tapped.