Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a
large bowl, combine the milk, maple syrup, and cinnamon. In another
bowl, beat the egg whites until frothy. Add the egg whites to the milk
mixture and stir to combine thoroughly. Add the bread and toss well. Set
aside to soak for 30 minutes. Fold in the diced apples and raisins and
pour into a nonstick or lightly oiled 8 x 12 x 2-inch baking dish. Bake
for 45-50 minutes, or until the top is very brown and crisp. A knife
inserted into the middle should come out clean at this point. Serve warm
or at room temperature.
Makes 6 cups
This is a comforting dessert or a
satisfying breakfast dish on a blustery winter day. Baking it in a
shallow fish yields a pudding with lots of crusty topping.