Shyla's Bread Pudding with Buttery Bourbon Sauce

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Serves: 8-10
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1 lb french bread (day old)
3 1/4 c milk
3/4 c granulated sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 dash(es) salt
1/2 c raisins
1/4 c pecans (optional)
1 c granulated sugar
6 Tbsp butter, melted
1/2 c buttermilk
1 1/2 Tbsp bourbon (or more to taste)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp light corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla

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Shyla Michelle Recipe
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Chicago, IL (pop. 2.7M)
Member Since May 2010
Shyla's notes for this recipe:
This is a dessert sure to disappear off your table.. I own a catering company and this is by far the most requested dessert on my menu.. I hope you and your family enjoy it as much as my family and customers do!
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Begin this recipe by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Cut the bread into cubes, about ½ inch each. Place the bread cubes in a large bowl and add the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and dash of salt. Add the milk, eggs, and vanilla extract into the bread mixture, mix well. Place ½ of the bread mixture in a casserole dish. Now you can layer the pecans and raisins on top of the bread mixture, if used. Top the layers in the casserole dish with the remaining bread mixture. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until lightly brown. Serve the pudding warm with buttery bourbon sauce.
For the buttery bourbon sauce.. In a sauce pan combine all the ingredients. Stir well and bring the mixture to a boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and serve warm over bread pudding.

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user vicki franklin vlayne - Jun 3, 2010
this was soooooo good. I have been looking for a good bread pudding receipe for a long time. I had some at a lunch and the person would not give up the receipe. Well this one surpassed the other one. Thanks for sharing.
user Robin DuPree robdupree - Jun 5, 2010
I am eager to try this recipe.....
user Shyla Michelle shymichelle - Jun 8, 2010
Hi Vicki.. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe.. Thanks for the positive feedback! =)
user Shyla Michelle shymichelle - Jun 8, 2010
Hi Robin.. Glad to hear you plan to try it.. Please let me know how it turns out for you..
user Arlene Meuchel Grandi39 - Jul 13, 2010
I will certainly be making this. Bread Pudding is my favorite. In the
old days, our Mother's never threw away dry bread. This pudding was just i of its uses. Thanks for sharing.
Vicki Franklin, Don't you just hate these ding dongs who refuse to share their recipes?!!

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