Saturday, January 2, 2010

Take A Bite Of: Eggnog Bread Pudding

Happy New Year to all...and congratulations to BluzDude for winning the Amazon giftcard! Email me Bluz, and I will send it on its way.
Now, what better way to start 2010 than with something devilish? We had a bash last Sunday and ended up with more eggnog than I could possibly know what to do with...and in a moment of creativity, I decided to use it for dessert.  Just when you want something warm, inviting, and a perfect remedy to the cold outside, I have just what you need.  From my kitchen to yours, enjoy every bite.

Eggnog Bread Pudding with a Bourbon Sauce by JennyMac

Put 8 cups cubed Challah bread (You can also use croissants. I have tried french and sourdough but prefer Challah for this recipe.) 
In a separate bowl mix:
1 c milk
2 c eggnog (if you don't dig eggnog you can use heavy cream. I dont like eggnog but it is AMAZING in this recipe.)
1 c brown sugar
1 t nutmeg
1 t cinnamon
3 large eggs
2 t vanilla

Whisk these ingredients together. Pour over bread cubes and stir to blend until bread is covered. Let bread saturate for an hour or more. ( On NYEve I let it soak for four hours in fridge, brought out to room temp for one hour before baking.)

Put in greased baking dish and bake for one hour. Drizzle with Bourbon Sauce and try to share.

Bourbon Sauce

3/4 c heavy cream
1/4 cup vanilla soymilk (or you can use 1 c heavy cream)
1/4 c sugar
1 T butter
1/3 cup bourbon
2 T cornstarch
1 pinch salt

In saucepan, bring cream, soymilk, sugar over medium heat. Mix cornstarch with half of the bourbon to make a paste (slurry).  Add to cream mixture and bring to boil.  Once boiling, reduce heat and let it simmer while giving it a stir every minute or so. Take off heat, add salt and butter. Mix. Add remaining bourbon. Serve warm over the best bread pudding I have ever made. 

67 comments:

Hilly said...

I've saved this for a day when I am NOT dieting!

Liza said...

Love bread pudding, and love eggnog, so this is now on my list. My only hesitation is that so far...the best bread pudding I have ever made is this (I made it for New Years too). I'm a little afraid to try to toy with perfection...
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/chocolate-bread-pudding-with-spiced-cream-recipe/index.html

Vodka Logic said...

"try to share" good one.

What if I don't have bourbon? It isn't a staple here like say vodka..

I guess my husband might enjoy the rest that I don't use.

Sounds yummy xx

hurstburst said...

I have a similar recipe that uses raisin bread. I think I'd like it even more with your bourbon sauce recipe!

Happy new year!

Jen said...

Oh yum that looks d'lish!

Happy Saturday Sharefest.

The Local Cook said...

Happy SITS Saturday! This recipe looks awesome . . . too bad I'm dieting now :-(

Erin said...

I love bread pudding and my favorite recipe is from Barefoot Contessa (& she uses croissants)...I've never thought about using challah, but now I really really REALLY want to try this. I may have to whip up some challah today and give it a shot....YUM!

Feeling Fit With Dana said...

That looks divine! Good idea! Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

Eva Gallant said...

I'm iffy on this one. Mostly because I'm not a big fan of eggnog. (which means I don't have any leftover)

The Savage said...

Naughty, naughty food porn!

otin said...

Well, being that I LOVE eggnog and also LOVE bread pudding, I see this as a win win situation!

Sabrina said...

That sounds like a delicious post new years day treat! Especially on a cold day! Happy New Year!

Science Teacher Mommy said...

And you left of the last line, "and create fifty new fat cells." I might try it--my old fat cells always need new friends.

Happy New Year.

Secretia said...

I've NEVER heard of anyone else having any leftover eggnog, you are joking, right!

It's the perfect drink to make me fat as hell! So tempting, even without the rum or whiskey...

As the rum and whiskey are, without the eggnog!

Secretia

Lissaloo said...

Yum, that sounds wonderful. I am going to definitely try that, Happy New Year :)

Too Many Hats said...

We are an eggnog family and now I have to save this recipe for next year. We always make homemade egg nog ice cream and turn it into shakes for Christmas brunch and this year we made multiple batches of egg nog cupcakes. Not to mention purchasing gallons of the stuff at the grocery store. This sounds unbelieveably good. Thanks!

WhiteSockGirl said...

Looks delicious!! I love breadpudding,.. but never tasted eggnog.. we don't do eggnog in my country.

Rachel said...

looks so yummy!!!!

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

YUM!

Shorty said...

Bread pudding is my favorite dessert, but I've never tried making it. This recipe sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing! And Happy New Year!

Busy Bee Suz said...

This sounds both decadent and fancy. I might have to put on long pants to eat it. (not pj's)

Herding Cats said...

That looks decadent!

Kristina P. said...

This sounds so good! I love eggnog, and I am a recent convert to bread pudding.

BTW, I made those chocolate chip cookie truffles. Very good!

Brian Miller said...

oh, this sounds divine. i love eggnog!

Slamdunk said...

Gift card? Winner? Argh, I really should tell the guys to stop making me play their Wii.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Bourbon sauce just makes me feel all warm & fuzzy.

Happy New Year!!!!

secret agent woman said...

I will drink eggnog in a pinch, but bread pudding I am going to have to pass on. But I bet my son would like it.

Beth said...

I just heart you! I have leftover eggnog (because, really, who doesn't?) and I had toyed with the idea of making something with it. Now I have a real, live recipe that sounds amazing!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

My mom makes this I spend more time licking up the bourbon sauce ... LOL YUMMY my tummy is so warm :)

Existential Waitress said...

This sounds DELICIOUS! Left you an award at my blog. Happy New Year!

Laoch of Chicago said...

Sinful!

S3XinthePantry said...

Oh, this sounds mega yum. We will have to try it!
Happy New Year
-Lynn

Beth Dunn said...

Sounds fab!
xoxo
SC

Midday Escapades said...

You had me at bourbon sauce!!! Reminds me of N'awlins! Love it.

Mama M. said...

Okay...you totally made me chuckle out loud with the comment you left me! Wow...I wished I liked bread pudding...'cuz that looks divine!

Kristin said...

oh my goodness. my husband will love this. Thanks!

magda said...

Yum. I think my husband would demand we renew our vows if I pulled his off. Scrum-dilly-fucking-ocious. I am adding this to my list of things I hope to one day enjoy doing. I would savor each step as much as each bite, if allowed to shop and cook without the assistance of toddlers. We would all surely eat until ill or pan licked and scraped bare. Happy New Year.

WhisperingWriter said...

*Drools*

Now I'm hungry. I wish I knew someone who would cook me this.

Debbie said...

I'm not generally a big eggnog fan but this sounds incredible. Thanks!

Melissa B. said...

Holy Guacamole, Bat Man! And I was just congratulating myself for avoiding the sugar cookies today...

Aunt Juicebox said...

Have you got a suggestion for eggnog pancakes? My daughter's been bugging me for some. But apparently they must have some sort of eggnog cream or pudding or something to put on them. Using eggnog in the batter is not good enough. She thinks I'm her personal chef.

Bee and Rose said...

What a delicious idea for a New Year's brunch!!! Thanks for sharing!

Tiffany said...

i'm generally not a fan of bread pudding (or all foods mushy except for oatmeal) but this looks delicious!

happy new year to you!

carma said...

I just can not seem to get into eggnog. As for my husband and son though....

Hope 2010 is all that you wish for - and more!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Not an easy post to read while I am hungry and waiting for daughter to come back with dinner.

Hissyfits & Halos said...

OoOh, I just made the Bourbon sauce...well, without the cream, vanilla, sugar, buter, cornstarch, and salt. You should come on over, it's delissshhhhh! ;)

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Great to see you!

Angie S said...

I have been wanting to make bread pudding...this recipe sounds great!! Very Yummy.

Happy 2010!

Marguerite said...

Oh, now you're speaking my language! Looks heavenly! Happy New Year!

Michael Rivers said...

I love bread pudding and this sounds wonderful!!

Kato said...

Sounds delicious! Thank you!

My name is PJ. said...

If you TRULY loved us, you would have posted this on Dec 1st, not now!!!! It looks incredible!! You're very, very mean!

Mommakin said...

Wow, this sounds amazing!

Amanda said...

I suppose I can start making up for the holiday eating tomorrow . . .

Stephanie Faris said...

Delicious!!! My fiance is an egg nog fiend at Christmastime. I'll have to try this one next year.

Melissa B. said...

PS: We desperately need your fine sense of humor and the bizarro for a little Sx3 janx today. Thanks!

Definitely Not a Snow Job

Stephen Tremp said...

I'm not a big eggnog drinker. In fact, I've never tried it. Someone once offered to put vodka in it, but I just drank the vodka and left the eggnog. My wife loves eggnog and buys a carton every year.

Stephen Tremp

Emma said...

I don't really like eggnog either. I've tried Silk's soy nog because I couldn't bear the thought of drinking a raw egg, but then realized I just don't like the taste itself. But in a pudding it might not be so bad. Thanks for the recipe!

Crazy Working Mom said...

OMG, this sounds heavenly! I LOVE bread pudding.

Thanks for stopping by my place. Hope your new year has started off grand!

-Tisha

Mr.Clive said...

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thanks for dropping by.i'll put up ur link in my blog.looking forward to ur updates! :)

clive

Matty said...

Hmmm, I never did like eggnog or bread pudding. Just give me some chocolate.

Lisa and Laura said...

I'm starting to notice a trend here. I think 90% of your recipes include alcohol. I like it. I like it a lot.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I can't take many more of your amazing recipes that make me hungry!

La La La Leah said...

eggnog punch

1 quart of nog
1/2 gallon of peppermint ice cream
4 cans cold ginger ale
rum

mix in a big ole punch bowl and call it YUM.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

That sounds dangerously delicious! Good way to get rid of the leftover eggnog.

Dustjacket Attic said...

I love bread pudding so this will go down real well....mmmm like the sound of that sauce too.

All the best for 2010 JM,
xxx

magda said...

oops, I meant to say "pulled this off", not "pulled his off"..although at this point that would make him quite happy as well.

Grand Pooba said...

I think I just died. No, I must still be alive because this is definitely not hell.

Eggnog bread pudding? That's genius!!!

My dad is going to love me when I make this for him!