Oh that moist, sweet wonderfulness known as bread pudding! If you’re looking for a pure comfort food, you have found it! Bread pudding is one of those foods that takes something good and makes it better. Many bread pudding recipes start with stale bread – this one starts with fresh. And, believe me, it is well worth purchasing a loaf just to make this amazing recipe.
From Giada De Laurentis of the Food Network, this recipe was originally written to use Panettone Bread (a sweet Italian bread). It is perfect whether you use Panettone (which is sometimes hard to find after the holidays) or use cinnamon bread. Either is absolutely delicious – the cinnamon bread gives it an amazing flavor.
If you love to eat your bread pudding with a sauce, try this easy Amaretto sauce recipe – you will want to eat it with a spoon! It adds an absolutely amazing taste. Serve the sauce on the side, as you will love this bread pudding recipe with or without the sauce.
Bread Pudding Recipe
Ingredients for making Bread Pudding:
- 1-pound loaf cinnamon bread or Panettone, crusts trimmed and bread cut into 1-inch cubes
- 8 large eggs
- 1 ½ cups whipping cream
- 2 ½ cups whole milk
- 1 ¼ cups sugar
Directions for making Bread Pudding:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9x13 baking dish. Arrange the bread cubes evenly in the bottom of the dish.
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, cream, milk, and sugar together. Pour the mixture over the bread cubes and press down on the cubes gently. Let stand for 30 minutes, occasionally pressing the cubes into the custard mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes (until puffed and set in the center). Can be served with Amaretto Sauce (recipe below).
(Adapted from FoodNetwork.com)
Amaretto Sauce for Bread Pudding
Ingredients for Amaretto Sauce:
- ½ cup whipping cream
- ½ cup whole milk
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- ¼ cup Amaretto liqueur
- 2 tsp. cornstarch
Directions for making Amaretto Sauce:
Bring the cream, milk, and sugar to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently so it does not burn. In a small bowl, mix the Amaretto and cornstarch to blend, then whisk into the cream mixture. Simmer over medium-low heat until the sauce thickens, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes. Set aside.
Other wonderful bread pudding recipes:
Apple Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce – this is a Wow!
Pumpkin Bread Pudding - if you’re a pumpkin-lover, this is for you!
Peanut Butter Bread Pudding with Chocolate – well-worth trying
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