Sunday, April 11, 2010

Bread Pudding with Brandy Sauce


 I found myself looking at too many loaves of bread in the bread drawer.  There was some for the birds but still too much waiting to be eaten.  When faced with this situation, bread pudding is what comes to mind!  I love the many different ways that the pudding can be prepared.  In July I used a recipe that had raisins, coconut, and pecans with a lemon rum sauce.  As a lover of bread pudding I must say that it was fabulous. 

This time I wanted to try another recipe, one with brandy sauce.  I found this recipe in feast of eden, a Junior League Cookbook from Monterey County.  On the very last page of the cookbook is an excellent bread pudding recipe.

I followed my own advice from last July.  I checked the pantry first.  I actually had heavy cream and enough milk in the refrigerator!  I used more bread than it called for.  I used about ten slices of sour dough bread.


Bread Pudding with Brandy Sauce
  from feast of eden

Serves 4-6


Pudding
3 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup sugar
3 cups milk
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup margarine or butter, melted
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup raisins
8 slices of stale French bread, cut 1/2 inch thick

Brandy Sauce
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 Tbsp milk
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup brandy, or to taste

Pudding:  Mix together all ingredients except the bread.  Put bread pieces in a large bowl.  Pour the egg mixture over the bread slices and let sit 20 minutes.  Lightly grease a 4 quart baking dish, and place bread slices in it.  If there is any egg mixture left, pour it over the bread.  Bake, uncovered, 45 minutes or until the custard is set and the top is slightly browned.

Brandy Sauce:  In medium saucepan, cook over low heat the sugar, butter and milk until the sugar dissolves.  Cool 5 minutes.  Stir in beaten egg and liquor to taste.  Serve over warm or room temperature bread pudding.

PRINTABLE RECIPE


The Brandy Sauce was absolutely to die for...
I need to find something else I can use it on. 
I couldn't get enough of it!

20 comments:

  1. OMG, look at that butter! I bet it was good! I just bought brandy today. I am making my Plum Pudding already and needed it to steep the fruit. I think this brandy sauce would be excellent with steamed pudding. I am going to keep it! And the bread pudding, too. It looks delicious.

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  2. Bread pudding is so much tastier than making boring old crumbs or croutons. Monterey County, eh? You need to come here, to visit me. Great dessert...I'd have to eat it all by myself, as hubs doesn't like rice or bread pudding. I do!!!
    I think I bought those same dishes at Costco, and I love them!

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  3. Must have bread pudding. The brandy sauce really takes it to a different level. Making mental note. Great job.

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  4. Oh, wish I had this for dessert tonight. Never made any dessert for supper and now I am regretting it....this looks delish!

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  5. oh Kate, this looks so yummy. wish i had a bowl right now!

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  6. I love bread pudding! The brandy sauce is new to me and sounds delicious. I'm bookmarking this recipe. Thanks for sharing ;)

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  7. Brandy sauce? Count me in!!! I'm already weak in the knees!

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  8. I love bread pudding! Yours looks delicious!

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  9. Love this! It looks so delicious! And brandy sauce! Yum!

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  10. Yummm this looks great Kate....we love bread pudding!

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  11. this sauce certainly seems worthy of dressing up all kinds of treats, and bread pudding would be the perfect thing to soak up all its goodness. great recipe from an awesomely-named cookbook!

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  12. I love bread pudding. I love this recipe with the delicious brandy sauce. Mmm Mmm!

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  13. Brandy Sauce makes everything so good. I found a unique Brandy Sauce for beef that I want to try.

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  14. We eat a lot of bread pudding around here and I usually make a creme anglaise for it. (Sometimes we just use cream)
    But this looks wonderful. Will try it next time I make bread pudding.

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  15. LOVE bread pudding...yours is making me drool!
    :-)

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  16. I made your brandy sauce today to have with steamed pudding. It was delicious! Just perfect.

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  17. love! Pure Love !!
    This looks amazing :)

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  18. This looks so wonderful! Delicious.

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