Friday, April 24, 2009

bread pudding with jack...

Oh my goodness!

YOU have got to make THIS!
I'm serious... really!
Make it this weekend... you'll be glad you did!

Here, let me plan your weekend for you...

Make it Saturday afternoon/evening (it doesn't take long).
Refrigerate overnight.
Grill steaks Sunday evening for dinner.

Enjoy as a Sunday night dessert...
you can even top it with a little whip cream!
Make your man happy!

Then be sure to do an extra mile on the treadmill Monday!

I'm just here to help.

Have a great weekend friends!

*Bread Pudding with a Jack Sauce*

2 cups sugar
5 large beaten eggs
1 1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup cream
2 tsp. vanilla
4 cups stale or day old cubed Italian or French bread
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter softened
1 cup chopped pecans or raisins, optional... I left them out.

For the sauce:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 egg, beaten
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup Jack Daniels Whiskey

~Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
~Grease a 13x9-inch pan.
~Mix together sugar, eggs, milk and cream in a bowl.
~Add vanilla.
~Pour over bread and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
~In another bowl, mix and crumble together brown sugar,
butter and pecans (or raisins... if you choose to use them).
~Pour bread mixture into prepared pan.
~Sprinkle brown sugar mixture over the top.
~Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until set.

~Mix together sugar, butter, egg and vanilla in a sauce pan over medium heat.
~Stir together until sugar is melted.

~Add the whiskey and stir until blended.
~Pour over pudding. Serve warm or cold.

*Actually, I poured the whiskey sauce over each serving...
and it definitely was better the next day with the
pudding cold and the sauce warmed in the microwave!


P.S. For my photography friends; These pics were taken without the flash!


Barbara Bakes said...

I love the glasses you served it in. Beautiful and great portion control!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Now that's dessert! My husband would love this!

alicia said... that looks good and kuddos tothe pics, good looking Bokeh, not too much not too little, just right!!