Mr. B’s Bistro Creole Bread Pudding with Irish Whiskey Sauce
Mr. B's Bistro Creole Bread Pudding with Irish Whiskey Sauce
This bread pudding is light and airy with a very tender crust that's become one of the most iconic desserts in the world! It's delicious and traditional, made with French bread -- and soon to be your favorite!
Arrange half of the bread in a 13- by 9- inch baking pan and sprinkle with raisins. Arrange the remaining half of bread over top. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, cream, 2 cups sugar, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, and nutmeg until smooth. Pour half of custard over bread and gently press down bread. Let sit until bread soaks up custard, about 15 minutes (depending on bread). Pour remaining half of custard over bread and gently press down bread. In a small bowl combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar and teaspoon cinnamon and sprinkle over bread. Dot bread with butter and bake 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until custard is just set in the center.
In a medium saucepan bring cream and milk to a boil. In a medium bowl whisk together sugar and yolks until combined well and gradually whisk in hot milk mixture. Transfer mixture to a double boiler and cook over just simmering water, stirring gently but constantly with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, until thick, about 12 minutes. Pour sauce through a fine sieve and stir in whiskey. Serve sauce warm or cold. If chilling sauce, let sauce become completely cold before covering, as condensation will cause it to thin. The sauce can be covered and chilled for up to 3 days. Makes 2 3/4 cups sauce.
This recipe is provided courtesy of Mr. B's Bistro in New Orleans. You can find more recipes at their website.
Notes from Restaurant
Serve pudding warm drizzled with whiskey sauce. Makes one 13 X 9 inch baking pan, serving 12.