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Great Bread Pudding Recipes??

suebro Dec 30, 2006 08:10 PM

I have just told a very good friend that is about to turn 60 that I would make the desert of his choice for his birthday. And his choice was.....Bread Pudding.

My problem is that I don't like bread pudding and couldn't possibly look at a recipe and decide if it looked good or not (for that matter, I could not taste it and tell you if it was good or not).

So could you post any bread pudding recipes that you think are especially stellar?


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    lynleenordgren RE: suebro Dec 30, 2006 08:27 PM

    this one has gotten raves and bowl scrapped when I have made it on 2 occasions. It is a Pumkin Bread pudding.

    My little touch is to add Jack Daniels to the carmel sauce before I had the cream...a good healthy shot. Dark rum, Grand Marnier (sp) or brandy could work well too


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      Mel RE: lynleenordgren Dec 30, 2006 11:08 PM

      i am liking this recipe.. do you think i can make it in advance and just reheat before serving? both the pudding and the sauce? thanks!

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      pamd RE: suebro Dec 30, 2006 10:36 PM

      If you like bananas foster- this is a great bread pudding!

      this is the sauce recipe that goes with it...

      1. jenniebnyc RE: suebro Dec 30, 2006 11:00 PM

        If you like SWEEEET...try the Krispy Kreme donut bread pudding. My sister made this a few years ago and sugar freaks went wild.

        2 dozen Krispy Kreme donuts
        1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
        2 (4.5-ounce) cans fruit cocktail (undrained)
        2 eggs, beaten
        1 (9-ounce) box raisins
        1 pinch salt
        1 or 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
        Butter Rum Sauce, recipe follows

        Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
        Cube donuts into a lg bowl. Pour other ingredients on top of donuts and let soak for a few minutes. Mix all ingredients together until donuts have soaked up the liquid as much as possible.

        Bake for 1 hour til center has jelled. Top with Butter Rum Sauce.

        Butter Rum Sauce:
        1 stick butter
        1 pound box confectioners' sugar
        Rum, to taste
        Melt butter and slowly stir in confectioners' sugar. Add rum and heat until bubbly. Pour over each serving of Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding.

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          Tay RE: jenniebnyc Dec 30, 2006 11:17 PM

          I think your sister's recipe might prevent the Birthday Boy from making it to 61! Looks lethal!..LOL!

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            Candy RE: jenniebnyc Dec 30, 2006 11:17 PM

            Is that not the recipe that Paula Deen had on her show and boasted, look y'all no added sugar!"?

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              jenniebnyc RE: Candy Dec 30, 2006 11:27 PM

              that's the one. i recall my sis did not add the raisins or the fruit cocktail, but i can't recall what liquid was subtituted for the fruit cocktail juice. hmmmm. anyhoo, the sugar kick in this was lethal and the entire pan of it disappeared in seconds.

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            Tay RE: suebro Dec 30, 2006 11:15 PM

            I may have a better solution...
            In what state/city do you reside?

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              jimmymack99 RE: suebro Dec 30, 2006 11:32 PM

              K-Pauls Bread Pudding is by far the best I have had. It has pecans and raisens and it is served over a lemon sauce and topped with a creamy chantilly sauce. It is in his first cookbook and easy to make.

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                wonderwoman RE: suebro Dec 31, 2006 12:00 AM

                use chocolate croissants, chopped into chunks and dried, with a vanilla custard.

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                  sueshungry RE: suebro Dec 31, 2006 01:06 AM

                  Like you, I was never a big bread pudding person but I
                  I made Giada DeLaurentis' panettone bread pudding for Christmas last year and my mom said it was better than Grandma's! Which apparently was quite good. Have since made it for other gatherings to only rave reviews.

                  The good news for you is that for the most part any recipe you chose will be pretty easy and besides you may even find that you actually like the stuff!

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