Thursday, September 10, 2009

Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce- Yum!!!

It's been sooo hectic here with my new job, taking care of mom, etc. I just haven't had much time to paint. But I did get a bit of cooking done. So I decided it was time for a recipe. I used this one for my stepson's rehearsal dinner (I made 3 desserts, he made the rest- he's a professional chef! Do you know how scarey it is to cook for a professional chef?) :-0 But all 3 got rave reviews and they "licked the platters clean" which is always a good sign, as is going back for seconds (and
thirds!) So here it is, simple, and delicious...

6-8 c. bread, broken into small pieces
4 c. milk
2 c. sugar
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1 T. vanilla
1 c. raisins (optional)
1 c. chopped pecans (optional)
1 c. shredded coconut (optional)
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg
Combine all ingredients, mixture should be very moist, but not soupy. Pour into buttered 9x12 baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees approx. 1 hr. and 15 min. until top is golden brown. Serve warm with sauce.

1/2 c butter
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 egg
1 t. rum flavoring + water to make 1/2 c.

Cream butter and sugar over medium heat until all butter is absorbed. Blend egg in a small amount of this in separate bowl and add back in slowly. Add in rum/water mix gradually, stirring constantly. Cook several more min. on medium heat, stirring constantly. Sauce will thicken as it cools. Serve warm over bread pudding.

I hope you enjoy this recipe- it reminds me of desserts in fancy restaurants.
(The photo is one of my granddaughter's on her first birthday- it's not bread pudding, but you can see she approves the recipe!)


DEB said...

YUM! Only, is there a low carb version? Drats! :)

Carol Andre' said...

I just figure you only live once, and I just gotta have my bread pudding! And rice pudding, and cake, and pie, and... :-P

Mona said...

Cute granddaughter Carol!! I am a big bread-pudding fan, so I'll print this recipe up, thanks for sharing it.

Carol Andre' said...

I know I'm a "bit" prejudiced- But I think I have gorgeous grandchildren- ofcourse- they're all very intelligent too, and well-behaved. :-) My grandson who is 13 is in track/cross-country and lettered at 12 years old! He has plans to go to the Air Force Academy and is working toward getting his eagle scout level in Boy Scouts. Very determined. It's so fun to watch grandchildren as they grow, but it goes way too fast.