Bread Pudding For Two

Bread pudding has been around a very long time.  I have cooks books going back to 1901 with some variation of the recipe.  And no wonder, this is a really simple and tasty dessert for the cooler months of the year and makes a nice holiday side dish or dessert, as well.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups day-old or toasted white bread cubes (2 slices)
  • 2 eggs (Large or Jumbo)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins (optional)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon unsalted butter (cut in small cubes)

Directions

  • Divide bread, raisins, and butter between two greased 8 or 10 oz. Ramekins and set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whip together eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Pour in equal amounts over filling in both ramekins.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350o F for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow bread puddings to cool and serve warm or room temperature.

Irish Bread Pudding

Irish Bread Pudding
Irish Bread Pudding

Here is an Irish inspired sweet twist one bread pudding which makes and excellent dessert.

Ingredients

  • 10 slices brioche bread
  • ½ cup raisins
  • Nonstick spray
  • 1 12oz can evaporated milk
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Caramel Whiskey:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • ¼ cup butter, cubed
  • 2 oz cream cheese, cubed
  • ¼ cup Irish Whiskey
  • ¼ cup milk

Directions

  • Preheat oven at 350F. Spray baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • Cut brioche into thick cubes and add to baking dish along with raisins.
  • In a large bowl, whisk milk, eggs, sugar and cinnamon.
  • Pour over the top of the brioche.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until custard is set and tops of bread is slightly crispy.
  • Spoon into bowls and create the caramel sauce.
  • Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir until sugar dissolves.
  • Simmer without touching for 10-15 minutes to get golden brown.
  • Remove from heat and add butter and cream cheese whisking constantly, so, no lumps occur.
  • Stir in whiskey and milk. Drizzle on top of bread pudding and enjoy!

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