French Frdays with Dorie

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

TwD: Bourbon Bread Pudding

I should change the name of this dish - I did not make Bourbon Bread Pudding.  I had no bourbon and I wasn't about to go out and buy a bottle just to get one tablespoon.  Instead, I made Grand Marnier Bread Pudding and it was a smash hit at my meeting.

This is the only photo I have:
I even tried a bit of the pudding myself.  It was okay - mind you I am not particularly fond of bread pudding so okay is a fairly high bread pudding ranking from me!

I used orange extract instead of almond extract to enhance the flavor of the Grand Marnier.  I really did not taste the liquor particularly, but it did give the pudding an absolutely fabulous scent.  When I checked it in the oven and when I pulled it out of the oven, it smelled excellent.

I used Challah for my bread base.  I wanted to use raisin bread but the store only had some incredibly dense form of that and I felt it would not be suitable for this dish.

I found this pudding extremely easy to pull together and like this method much more than some of the other versions we have made.

1 comment:

Nichi said...

wow they practically licked the dish clean!