#82) Irish Bread Pudding

Happy New Year everyone :) I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas season with lots and lots of sweet treats and turkey!

Husband and I spent our very first Christmas in our new home this year, just the two of us... It was hard being away from our families, but we had a great Christmas nonetheless.

But just because our families weren't around doesn't mean our friends weren't :) We had a great Christmas Day dinner complete with Gingerbread Cheesecake (coming soon) and a very delicious Irish-themed New Year's Eve dinner... complete with Irish Bread Pudding and Sticky Whiskey Caramel. (I know the previous post is very similar, but consider this one a slight improvement)...

Irish Bread Pudding


1 loaf sliced cinnamon raisin bread, torn into bite-sized pieces
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 cups milk
1 375 mL can evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
1/2 cup sugar


-Put bread pieces in a large glass bowl and drizzle with butter.

- Heat milk and evaporated milk with vanilla. Let cool slightly so the eggs do not scramble in the next step.

- Beat eggs with sugar. Add to milk mixture.

- Add enough mixture to bread to soak and let stand 15 minutes. (Depending on the bread you use, you may not need all the custard mixture. I had about 1 cup left over and I rolled it over into a great Whiskey Rice Pudding - coming soon!)

- Pour bread mixture into well-buttered 13x9 glass baking pan.

- Bake at 350 for 30 minutes (325 for convection) or until light golden brown on top.

Serve with sticky caramel whiskey sauce.

Sticky Caramel Whiskey Sauce


1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 tbsp whiskey


-Add sugar and half the water to a deep steel bottom pan.

-Put over medium heat. Let mixture come to a deep amber colour, watching closely - sugar can burn extremely quickly. Do not stir.

-Once you have a deep amber colour remove from heat. Add whiskey and remaining water. Stir to combine.

-Return to medium heat until the mixture is smooth once again.

-Serve over bread pudding, or just eat with a spoon :)