Brennan's Bread Pudding With Brandy Sauce

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Nadia Melkowits

When most bread goes stale it gets tossed in the trash or fed to the birds. But for some lucky loaves, going stale is just the beginning of a transformation into bread pudding - the ambrosial dessert that is a mainstay finale at Creole restaurants across New Orleans. This recipe comes from a restaurant in the French Quarter in New Orleans. The thick creamy sauce is what makes it a truly memorable dessert.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine bread, milk and cream. Beat eggs; add sugar and mix well. Stir in bread mixture and add vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in butter and raisins. Pour into buttered 2 quart baking dish, set in a pan of warm water about 1 inch deep.
  2. Bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hour or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  3. Whiskey Sauce.
  4. In a saucepan slightly beat egg yolks then add the next three ingredients and blend well. Cook over low heat until mixture comes to a boil. Blend cornstarch in water and stir into hot mixture. Continue cooking until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in brandy. Serve when cooled.

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