With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: French Toast Bread Pudding

Thursday, November 4, 2010

French Toast Bread Pudding

Our first Barefoot Bloggers recipe from Ina Garten's new cookbook
Barefoot Contessa
how easy is that?
Sometimes I don't like bread pudding ~ I think it is a texture thing.
This recipe set-up very nicely and was very good.
It begins by slicing and arranging challah bread tightly in a pan.  The recipe calls for five cups half-and-half or milk.  I used a can of evaporated milk and regular milk.  With just a few tablespoons of honey you will definitely want the sweetness of added Maple syrup.
Placing the pan in a larger roasting pan, adding hot water and covering tightly with foil for the first half of the baking time produced a beautifully puffed bread pudding.
And to appease my sweet tooth, next time I am topping with a fruit compote!
Perfectly browned top
Topped with a pat of butter and drizzle with maple syrup, this photo shows the nice texture and how lovely it baked

A while ago I made Ina's Croissant Bread Pudding (below).  The recipe is here.

French Toast Bread Pudding Recipe can be found on page 18 of Ina's new book.


Dishesdone said...

Looks perfectly browned and perfectly perfect! Delicious. I really am enjoying her new book. I just made the roast chicken that's in How Easy is That! Loved it. Will have to try the bread pudding then. I love your idea of fruit compote on top!

Life In a Little House said...

Oh that has to be perfection....I don't know how you do it!! Wonderful~ Hope you enjoyed that ~Love Heather

Beth said...

I'm not normally a bread pudding fan either, but if it's Ina's recipe, it has to be good!

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Amazingly good! I'm making this over the holidays for big family breakfasts. Thanks for another yummy one.

Julie Harward said...

That looks great to me and you know I would love this...I just posted a recipe for Creme Brulee French toast..it is yummy too! ;D

Ann said...

I've never been real crazy about bread pudding but I must say that your photos make it look absolutely delicious

Mildred said...

I love bread pudding and the texture of this looks delicious! I do not have Ina's cookbook but I do enjoy watching her on tv.

Kathleen said...

Oh yes, looks good. I would brown some apples in some butter and cinnamon sugar, and pour it all over the top. Heaven!

Julie said...

I love Bread Pudding. It's a favorite dessert from childhood. This recipe looks amazing. Your photos are so beautiful. Oh, I don't need another cookbook but I want to get this one!!

NanaDiana said...

Please feel free to send me a sample as I have had NO time to bake lately. It looks absolutely wonderful! My mother made amazing bread pudding-just the right texture between too custardy and too dry. It was perfect. This looks perfect too~ Hugs- Diana

Sandi said...

I love a good bread pudding and yours looks wonderful!!!!!!!

Vivienne said...

challah makes a great bread pudding! yummm...this looks like comfort food! you even have raisins in it! btw, your end product looks just like the one Ina has on her cookbook :)

Just a little something from Judy said...

This recipe looks like a perfect Christmas morning recipe. I can't wait to try it. You illustrated it beautifully. Thank you for sharing it.

Lisa said...

That looks AMAZING! I love bread pudding but have never made it. This has just inspired me to give it a go.


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