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Creole Bread Pudding with Bourbon Whiskey Sauce

Creole bread pudding is like no dessert you’ve ever tasted. But after one bite (and a dip into the bourbon whiskey sauce), you won’t want any other kind!

Creole Bread Pudding with Bourbon Whiskey Sauce \\ Recipe on PassTheSushi.com

I have been working on trying to create a good website. A good food blog. I have no aspirations of becoming the next Pioneer Woman (mainly because I doubt Handsome is ever going to trade in his power drill for cowboy boots) but I do want to create something I am proud of.

I have worked hard at trying to develop my photography skills because I enjoy it and want to learn more about taking a good picture. In the past year, I have submitted to Tastespotting, Foodgawker and the likes so many times that Handsome no longer has to hear about every decline or acceptance.

Creole Bread Pudding with Bourbon Whiskey Sauce \\ Recipe on PassTheSushi.com

That is, until the other day.

While running through my normal tasks of checking my email I opened one that read,

Kita,

Thank you for your submission to InsertSiteHere.  Unfortunately, it was not accepted on the site due to the following issues:

An Unknown Reason

If you have a question about a submission, email us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.  We do appreciate your contributions to InsertSiteHere and look forward to more submissions from you soon.

I laughed for a solid five minutes. I will not be deleting this email any time soon, but keeping it as a reminder. I’ve always said the foodporn sites should just have “Just don’t like it” as an option (ha, they could even call it “not my taste” to stick with the theme) when they turn down some pictures – and I am 100% okay with that – and I believe this is as close as I am ever going to get.

Creole Bread Pudding with Bourbon Whiskey Sauce \\ Recipe on PassTheSushi.com

I’d never had bread pudding before making this Creole bread pudding. I thought the flavors were great, though. If I were to make it again, I would add a little more to the sauce (‘pudding”) recipe that the bread soaks in. I made mine in 2 small ramekins and an 8×8-inch pan and the liquid just wasn’t enough. If I had used an 9×13-inch as the recipe called for, I am sure it would most definitely not been enough.

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With that in mind, I believe that I enjoyed the texture of the not so over soggy bread. (I was concerned when starting this recipe that I would not enjoy the ‘soggy bread’ texture I thought I was in for.)

The whiskey sauce is what makes this recipe great (duh). Don’t skimp.

I added about a half cup of heavy cream to my sauce to replicate a whiskey sauce I had previously made and enjoyed. I saved the whiskey sauce in a small container so that it would not sit on top of any leftover bread pudding.

I haven’t yet figured out why this recipe was named Creole bread pudding. I’m guessing it has something to do with the booze, but I always thought Creole meant spicy. Doesn’t matter, really.

bread pudding close up with whiskey sauce

Creole Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

Yield: 12 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

A classic southern recipe for Bread Pudding with a creamy Whiskey spiked Sauce

Ingredients

For the bread pudding:

  • Butter for greasing
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 quart milk
  • 1 teas vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teas grated nutmeg
  • 10 cups stale French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup raisins

For the whiskey sauce:

  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teas ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1 1/2 teas cornstartch
  • 2 teas unsalted butter

Instructions

Make the Bread Pudding

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Generously butter a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs with an electric mixer or a whisk until frothy.
  3. Beat in the sugar, milk, vanilla, and nutmeg. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Add the bread and raisins and stir well by hand. Set aside and let the bread soak for 15 minutes.
  5. Pour the bread mixture into the prepared dish and smooth the top.
  6. Bake just until set, about 45 minutes.

Make the Whiskey Sauce

  1. Meanwhile, combine the water, brown sugar, and nutmeg in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the bourbon and corn-starch, then stir into the sugar mixture and cook until the mixture thickens and is smooth, about 8 to 10 minutes (you will have to lower the heat as high will cause the mixture to bubble over).
  3. Stir in the butter and serve over warm bread pudding.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 317Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 286mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 1gSugar: 33gProtein: 9g

Nutrition information provided is an estimate from nutritionix.com. For specific health concerns, please put the recipe into your Dr recommended nutrition calculator.

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don

Wednesday 26th of June 2019

Sounds great but Jack Daniels is not Bourbon. (it's a sour mash) Jim Beam is a Bourbon

Joey

Saturday 26th of September 2015

Love bread pudding, and love Bourbon. But guess what? Jack Daniels is not Bourbon. It's Tennessee whiskey and isn't nearly as sweet or vanilla-ee as Bourbon.

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Thursday 27th of February 2014

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Drick

Wednesday 30th of March 2011

well, I guess a little water won't hurt bourbon.... great looking sauce, have not made it this way before but it sure looks easy. - and about your site, like the layout and the ease of finding my way around, very nice pics too... keep on laughing and stay true to you

Suzanne

Sunday 27th of March 2011

you are so funny! You may not be the pioneer woman but you are funny like her too. I know what you mean on the photo being submitting to the food site, think they should just have a don't like button!

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