I would toast it (the bread) in the oven (toaster, I think) and cut it into strips and then put it into a dish. I added some butter and some flavoring in it, and let it brown. It made a pudding. And it was real good. - my grandmother Dot on her microwave light bread pudding
This very easy recipe - with no measurements! - was one my grandmother shared during a taped interview for a class project I did my freshman year of high school. On my visits to her home, I always enjoyed whipping up the instant vanilla or chocolate Jell-O Instant Pudding. We would use the mixer that you turned by hand. It did the job! On occasion, my grandmother would make light bread pudding. I always thought she added an egg too. A few times, on my own over the years, I'd make a version of it myself. It never was quite as good. But if you look at this more detailed recipe, it's pretty much the same ingredients you'd find in a Krispy Kreme Donut or a scoop of ice cream.