Disney's Polynesian Resort Bread Pudding
serves 10

4 loaves bread, dry
4 cups half and half or milk
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 stick butter or margerine
2 teaspoons nutmeg
2 tsps, cinnamon
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
6 eggs beaten
vanilla sauce

Preheat oven 350 degrees.
Tear bread into 2 inch pieces. In a large bowl, add half and half sugar, nutmeg sinnamon, vanilla and half the butter. Add eggs and mix well, add bread and allow to sit 5 minutes. Grease a 9x12x2 inch baking pan and add bread mixture. Dot top with remaining butter and bake for 1 hour. Let cool and serve with vanilla sauce

Vanilla sauce
yield 2 cups

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
3 cups half and half
1 tsp vanilla more if desired
1/2 cup sugar
pinch salt optional

Melt butter in small saucepan. Add flour and cook on low heat for 7 to 10 minutes or until a nutty aroma develops. Do not brown or color roux. Remove from heat and let cool. In seperate sauce pan heat half and half with sugar and bring to a boil. Add roux and stir until thickened. reduce heat and continue cooking an additional 15 minutes to prevent sauce from breaking. Stir constantlyy. Remove from heat once sauce has thickened and stir in vanilla. Strain through a fine sieve and serve.