Easy Bread Pudding with Bourbon Cream Sauce
Oh hello warm out of the oven, creamy, sweet, smothered in bourbon cream sauce, delicious, easy bread pudding. I think you and I will make wonderful friends. As long as you don't mind if I eat all of you. In one sitting. Oh yeah.
So anyone who knows me well might think this is a rather odd recipe for me to post. The thing is, I don't really care for bread. It's just so … bread-y. Ugh. Yuck. Sure I eat sandwiches, but just to eat bread for bread's sake? No thank you.
But what I dislike even more than bread is wasting food. Does that drive you crazy too? After a catering event I had last week I was left with a mountain of dinner rolls and no real interest in eating them. A week went by and I kept hearing my co-chef for this catering event (and the best pastry chef in the city), Mark from Marked Edible Designs, saying, “make them into bread pudding!” I have to be honest, even the thought of bread pudding didn't really interest me. Silly, silly me.
Why didn't someone tell me that bread pudding might very well be one of the best things EVER?
It's so creamy and cinnamon-y and a whole lot like rice pudding, which I love. It's also super easy to make (this was my first and definitely not last attempt).
All you do to make this is this:
- Mix a few things together in a bowl
- Pour it over some old stale white bread
- Bake it in the oven for a half an hour
- That's it!
Oooohhh and then there's the bourbon cream sauce. Mmm hell ya let's not forget about that. You see, I'm a bourbon kind of gal. Straight up, on the rocks, mixed into a stiff cocktail, doesn't matter, I love it. And there's lots of delicious bourbon flavor in this so, of course, I love it. 🙂
If you're more of a whiskey or rum kind of guy or gal just replace the bourbon with your booze of choice. Or if you're not the boozy type, vanilla would be great too.
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Easy Bread Pudding Recipe
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- 4 cups white bread , torn into pieces
- ½ cup raisins
- 2 large eggs
- 1 ½ cups whole milk
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons melted butter, more to grease the pan
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 pinch sea salt
Bourbon Cream Sauce
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 ½ tablespoon flour
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons bourbon
- ¾ teaspoon sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease an 8×8-inch baking dish with butter. Place the torn bread into the baking dish and sprinkle the raisins over the top.4 cups white bread, ½ cup raisins
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the eggs, whole milk, sugar, melted butter, cinnamon, and sea salt. Pour the milk mixture over the bread and lightly press down on the bread with a spatula to make sure the bread is covered with the milk.2 large eggs, 1 ½ cups whole milk, ½ cup granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 pinch sea salt, 2 tablespoons melted butter
- Bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes, or until the edges are browned. (The center will still look soft.) Serve warm or at room temperature with the bourbon cream sauce over the top.
Bourbon Cream Sauce
- Put the heavy cream in a small pot and sprinkle with the flour. Whisk until it is combined then bring it to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil for 1 minute, or until it has thickened. Remove it from the heat and whisk in the sugar, bourbon, and sea salt.1 cup heavy cream, 1 ½ tablespoon flour, 2 tablespoons bourbon, ⅓ cup sugar, ¾ teaspoon sea salt
I tried bread pudding with fruit yuck! Just make the recipe as is delish!
To be fair, I looked this up only for the bourbon cream sauce. We found it too salty with not enough bourbon, and very thick. So I would reduce the salt by 1/2, the flour to 1 TBSP and double the bourbon. There you have it.
Loved the bourbon in here. Really tasty.
I’m about to be really pedantic and I’m sorry because this does look totally delicious and I love your blog … just that this is a bread-and-butter pudding, not a bread pudding! In a bread pudding you soak the bread in milk and then mush it up completely and bake it with fruit so you get a kind of really dense, moist fruit cake.
I’ve never heard of adding fruit. It can’t be Bread and Butter pudding …the butter is just to coat the pan!
I’m from New Orleans.. we eat lots of bread pudding.. I’ve never had it the way you describe it