Pudding: Combine milk and eggs; pour over bread cubes. Stir in remaining
ingredients. Pour mixture into an 8-inch round baking dish. Place in shallow
pan on oven rack; pour hot water around it 1-inch deep.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes or until knife inserted halfway
between center and outside comes out clean. Serve with Vanilla Sauce.
Vanilla Sauce: Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt in saucepan. Add the
boiling water gradually, stirring constantly. Simmer over low heat for 5
minutes or until clear and thick, while stirring constantly.
Stir in remaining ingredients.
Serve hot with the bread pudding.
Yield: 2 cups Vanilla Sauce
Brandy, rum or sherry to taste may replace the vanilla extract.