Linda Meyer, United States (Corporate)
Here is the recipe for my favorite holiday drink, and my favorite dessert – my Irish Great-Grandmother’s Bread Pudding recipe, which can also be made without the whiskey.
Every time I serve this at the holidays, as much as I hope there will be leftovers, somehow it always disappears. It also brings back fond memories of my childhood at my grandparents’ home. I hope employees try this and love it as much as I do – warning …. it’s very rich.
Irish Bread Pudding with Caramel Whiskey Sauce
1 (2 pound) loaf sliced white bread, crusts removed
½ stick butter, softened
1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup Irish Whiskey
2 1/2 cups milk
2 1/2 cups whipping cream
1 vanilla bean, slit
1 cup sugar
Cinnamon-sugar (about 1/4 cup)
Caramel Whisky Sauce (recipe below)
Spread bread slices with some soft butter. Toast lightly on 1 side. Cut bread in 1/2-inch squares. Set aside.
Plump raisins in Irish Whiskey. Set aside.
Heat milk and cream with vanilla bean, scraping out seeds from bean. Cool. Discard bean. Set milk aside.
Beat eggs with sugar. Add to mixture. Stir in bread cubes and raisin mixture. Let stand 15 min.
Pour bread mixture into well-buttered 13 x 9 inch glass baking pan. Dot with remaining butter, sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar to taste. Bake at 350 degrees 45-60 minutes or until lightly golden on top. Serve with Caramel Whiskey Sauce (recipe below). Makes 8 servings.
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup Irish Whiskey
Melt sugar in water over low heat until caramelized. Add butter and 1 1/2 cups whipping cream and cook to desired consistency.
Cool, then add whiskey and more cream for desired consistency if necessary. Makes about 2 cups.
Servings: Serves 2
• 1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
• 2 ounces Absolute Citron vodka or white tequila
• 1 ounce Cointreau liquor
• Cup of ice
• Splash of sparkling water (optional)
• Squeeze of lemon (optional)
Shake ingredients in a shaker and put in chilled martini glasses. Put pomegranate fruit into glass as garnish. Yummy!!