The hardest part of this simple dessert is waiting to eat it.
Scald milk with butter and sugar. Beat eggs slightly and add salt. Gradually stir in the warm milk mixture and vanilla. Place bread cubes in a buttered casserole and pour the milk mixture over the bread. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Set the baking dish in a pan of warm water up to the level of the pudding. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.