RHENA'S BREAD PUDDING

  • September 09, 2020
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In my book there’s nothing better than bread pudding---rich, creamy and served with a rum or bourbon sauce. WOW!
This is my mother’s bread pudding and I know you’re going to love it.
RHENA’S BREAD PUDDING
Makes 6 to 8 servings

  • 1 quart milk
  • 4 thick slices day-old French bread, torn into small pieces (about 4 cups)
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into bits

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
Put the milk in a large bowl. Add the bread pieces and let soak for about one hour. Then, with a fork, mash the bread well into the milk. In another bowl, combine the eggs, sugar and vanilla and mix well. Pour into the milk-and-bread mixture and stir to mix. Pour the mixture into a baking dish and top with the butter bits.
Put the baking dish into a larger pan half filled with water. Bake until the pudding firms up, about 1 ½ hours. Remove from the oven and cool for about 10 minutes.

Meringue

  • 8 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 8 tablespoons sugar

Increase the oven temperature to 450 degrees.
Beat the egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Add the sugar and beat again until the meringue is thick and forms stiff peaks. Spread it over the pudding and return to the oven. Bake until the meringue is lightly brown, 10 to 12 minutes.

Whiskey sauce

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten
  • ¼ cup bourbon, rum or brandy

In a double boiler, heat the butter over low heat. Add the sugar gradually, whisking constantly until it dissolves. Do not allow the mixture to become too hot. Drizzle in the beaten eggs, whisking constantly. Remove from the heat and add the liquor, whisking to blend.
Spoon the bread pudding into small bowls and drizzle with whiskey sauce.
BUT, if you don’t want to make your own pudding, you can always Blue Magnolia Classic Cinnamon Bread Pudding Mix. Heck, try all their flavors like Lemon Chiffon Bread Pudding Mix and Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding Mix.
And another great dessert is Bananas Foster and guess what? You can order Bananas Foster Dessert Sauce to drizzle over vanilla ice cream. I’ve even drizzle it on pound cake---now that’s a taste treat!
If you like fresh strawberries, peaches or blueberries, I’ll let you in on one of my secrets for a quick delicious dessert---order our Louisiana Cobbler Mix and make a cobbler with your favorite fruit. To really kick it up, top it with this delicious crème Anglaise.

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