1 slice bread, cubed
3/4 cup milk
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
5 shakes cinnamon
1 tbsp. raisins
Orange Zest, approx.1/2 tsp or to taste (optional)
Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350F.
Mix milk and egg with sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon in a 2- or 2 1/2-cup bowl . I use a small corning ware baking dish. (It's about 2 small custard cups in size.) Add cubed bread and raisins .Make sure it soaks up all the egg and milk mixture. Bake for 30-35 minutes until lightly browned on top and set in the middle.Personally, I think baking it in the oven is worth the wait. Microwaving it just never seems to do justice to your ingredients. But if you've a mind to, give it a try and use whatever method you like.