Sunday, January 6, 2013

Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding is a nice sweet and savory dessert.  Of course since I have two people in my family that likes everything plain and my son and I feel as if anything goes that I had to make half plain and the other half with apples and walnuts. I topped it off with a molasses rum sauce.

Bread Pudding starts off with stale bread or what they may call day old bread.  Any type of white bread can be used for example french, italian or brioche.  Then one can go another route and use honey wheat bread or cinnamon raisin bread.  It all depends on the type of bread pudding one would like to make and the ingredients you would plan to put in it.

For this recipe I went to Panera Bread and bought a loaf of white bread and had them cut it into Texas toast size slices.  Therefore; it would be easier for me to cube the bread into pieces.

-4 cups of milk
-1 cup of heavy cream
-5 large eggs
-1 1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
-3 teaspoons vanilla extract
-1 teaspoon cinnamon
-1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-enough butter to coat a 13x9 pan

In a large bowl add the cubed bread.
In a medium bowl beat the eggs and whip in the rest of the ingredients.
After the egg mixture is combined pour it over the cubed bread and fold it over until covered.  Leave the bread in a bowl until the egg mixture is soaked into the bread. (No Longer than an hour). 
Preheat the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes until set.

Let stand for 10 minutes and then serve.