Several years ago, my husband and I invited some musician friends over for dinner and I wanted to really wow them with every course. They loved the maple glazed salmon and ohh'd and ahh'd over the fresh asparagus bundles. But when I served the warm New Orleans Bread Pudding, they actually gave me a standing ovation! This was the first time I had even tasted bread pudding so I took their word for it that it was good. Now, I'm always asked to bring this dish to every potluck dinner! It's easy and will probably wow your guests too!
loaves of french bread
pure vanilla extract
1Cut French bread into cubes. Pour milk on French bread. Let milk soak into bread. Add the remaining ingredients to French bread mixture. Mix with hand until blended evenly. Pour mixture into ungreased pan.
2Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Following directions below, add topping to bread pudding.
- 3 oz Brandy
- 1 lb butter
- 8 oz sugar
- 2 oz vanilla extract
Let butter sit at room temperature until very soft.
Add the remaining ingredients and blend with mixer until smooth.
Pour over bread pudding and serve.