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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Bread Pudding with the Special Sauce

Since we were at the beach last week, I have been on the search for a bread pudding recipe that is similar to the one served at The Fish House in Pensacola. I have posted their recipe for Shrimp and Grits Ya-Ya. AmaZing! If it says anything... their web site is
We had a great meal while sitting out on the deck... but the dessert had me thinking. I needed to find a recipe for their Bread Pudding~ with that special sauce. I was like a contestant on Top Chef trying to identify the flavors. I think this will be close.
French Bread Pudding
1 Cups Sugar
1/2 Cup Butter
5 Eggs, beaten
1 Cups Cream
1 Cups Milk
Dash of Cinnamon
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
10 to 20 slices (inch to inch and a half thick)
Fresh or Stale French Bread
Preheat oven to 350°. In the large bowl of mixer cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, cream, milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix well.
Place bread slices to cover bottom of a 9 x 13 baking pan or similar size casserole that is a bit deeper. Pour egg mixture slowly over bread, push down slices until thoroughly soaked. Set the pan into a larger baking pan with water to reach halfway up the sides of the pudding casserole. Bake for 45 minutes, until custard still soft, not firm
Maple Bourbon Sauce
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup bourbon
Melt butter and sugar over low heat, until just melted... not browned. Whisk in syrup and bourbon and bring to a low simmer to reduce the alcohol.
You can see we were having a good time.
Good Friends, Good Food... naming our grandchildren. It doesn't get much better than that.

Y'all enjoy!


barb cabot said...

Thank you Sandi! I needed this. Love bread pudding and this one looks like dynomite!

bellini valli said...

It doesn't get any better than a good 'ol Southern bread pudding.

Heather Ozee said...

That makes my stomach happy just reading about it.... of course my hips are saying "Don't even Think About It!!" :)
I still list my apron you sent me as a favorite thing ;)

Wobegon Cottage said...

This sounds really good and what a wonderful time of year to try it..just perfect for Autumn

nanny said...

I love bread pudding....when someone else makes it/ha
I tried it "once". Mine tasted liked soggy bread! I gave up!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Barb~ it has a little of the 'family recipe'... Bourbon!
Val~ I believe there was a cooking light recipe that looked really yummy.
Heather~ I'm so glad you stopped by!
Wobegon~ perfect for a fall evening... any evening in fact
Nanny~ The secret's in the sauce.

Stephanie Savors the Moment said...

Boy do I looooove bread pudding & this one looks Fab-u-lous! Cannot wait to try it - love your photos too - Cheers:)

Lisa said...

What fun!!! Bread pudding makes me think of my ex husband, he loved that stuff!!

Kat said...

Yum! Wish I had some right now.

I remember fondly the time I met you there and we all had the Shrimp Grits Ya-Ya.! Delish!

Did you go to Duh's?


Karen June Miller said...

Wow! What a sauce! This can't be like anything I've ever tasted before. I'll have to give this a go!

Thanks for sharing, Sandi!


Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Stephanie~ I can't take credit for this bowl of fabulousness. It is from the Fish House. Beautiful!
Lisa~ is that a good thing or a bad thing???
Kat~ I missed you this time... I missed Duh this time too. Next time I'll call ahead!
Karen~ the sauce was perfection, it would even help Nanny's soggy bread pudding :-)

Elz said...

My husband loves bread pudding. I'll have to try this one out on him.

nancyhol said...

Oh yum - it sounds so good! Could I have a little taste right now?

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