Today I have one more way to enjoy the good old bread pudding. If you know me, you know that I love to put my own twist to most of my dishes and this one is no exception. I am using Brioche French fresh bread instead of stale sandwich or baguette bread. I also added another twist to this recipe, Kentucky Bourbon and a cranberries/raisins mix. In other words, don’t be afraid to add your own ingredients to old recipes. Remember, this is not a cake, smile, cake ingredients are exact.
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Approximate Cost: $11.22 or $1.40 per serving
Difficulty Level: X Easy
THIS IS NOT GLUTEN FREE
A:1 loaf (14.1 oz) Brioche bread cut into 1” cubes (3.50)
1 can 12 oz. evaporated milk ($1.00)
1 13oz. can of Goya coconut milk ($1.99)
3 eggs beaten, (.48)
½ to ¾ c. organic sugar (add sugar to taste, I used ½ c. because the bread is already sweet) (.15)
1 tbsp. Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey ($1.45)
1 tsp. vanilla extract ($1.50)
1 tsp. almond extract (.30)
½ tsp. cinnamon (.15)
¼ tsp. fresh ground nutmeg (.30)
C: The Mixings
¼ to ½ c. raisins (.20)
¼ to ½ c. dried cranberries (.20)
1 tbsp. butter to rub or oil spray for the baking pan.
Cut the bread in small cubes and place inside a med-size bowl.
Mix well all the liquid ingredients listed above under A. and allow the bread to absorb the liquid for about 15 minutes. Then add the ingredients listed under B. and then C. and mix well.
Preheat the oven at 350 degrees, butter the baking pan of your choice, add the bread pudding mix, place the baking pan inside a larger pan with about 2” of water, (Ban Marie) and then bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour. The bread pudding is done when you insert a toothpick in the middle and it comes out clean
OPTIONAL: Serve with a Kentucky Bourbon or praline sauce, whipped cream or ice cream.
(Note: Add as many or less raisins and cranberries to the mix, as much as you like them, smile)
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