Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Blueberry Bread Pudding w/ Bluebery Vanilla Sauce

Note:   I love bread pudding.    If it is on the menu at a restaurant I want to order it.    Just thinking about it makes me want to drive downtown to a little kitchen run by three sisters who make the best bread pudding you will ever put in your mouth.     Hard to believe such a wonderful dessert is made out of day old bread, isn't it?

Blueberry Bread Pudding

3 cups milk
3 large eggs
5 to 6 cups of day old bread (french bread)
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp lemon zest
2 cups fresh blueberries
3 Tbsp powdered sugar

Heat oven to 350 degrees.    Butter a casserole dish.    Whisk together the milk, sugar, eggs, extract, and zest.     Pour over bread and let sit for 15 minutes.  Toss berries with powdered sugar.    Stir into bread mixture.      Set the casserole dish inside a large baking dish.     Pour hot water (approximately 4 cups) into the large baking dish.    This will create a steam affect while it is baking.    Bake for about 1 hour or until the pudding is set.

Blueberry Vanilla Sauce

2 cups whole milk
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tbsp flour
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1/4 cup blueberries, crushed

Mix first four ingredients.    Heat to a boil.    Add vanilla and blueberries.    Pour over bread pudding.


The Japanese Redneck said...

Sounds great. My blueberries are starting to come in. Might need to go pick a bucket this afternoon.

Dr. Wifey said...

this sounds WONDERFUL! i am printing this recipe and may try it this weekend