My version of Famous Dave's Bread Pudding
My husband and his work mates are in love with something called Famous Dave's Bread Pudding, which they always have when they are in Arizona for business trips.
I have been making bread pudding for years and my husband generally hates it, so I figured I would give this a whirl (I found the recipe on the web) and change it up a bit to see if he would like it.
I made a few changes, and it turned out spectacularly!
Unsalted butter, softened
1 (11/2-pound) loaf cinnamon egg bread (I used Cinnamon Raisin Bread)
2/3 cup golden raisins (since raisins were in the bread already I used 1 cup of golden raisins)
11/2 cups sugar
4 cups milk
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup vanilla extract
8 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Coat the bottom and sides of a 2-inch deep baking dish heavily with butter.
Tear the bread into 1-inch pieces (I took the crust off and cut into 1 inch cubes), mix with the raisins in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk the sugar, milk, 2 cups whipping cream, vanilla, eggs and cinnamon.
Add the bread mixture and let soak for 20 minutes mixing with your hands occasionally
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Place the mixture into the well greased baking dish
You are gonna need a WATER BATH, so find a container that will fit your pan and add enough water to reach halfway up sides of the baking dish.
Bake for 1 hour. (I had to cook for well over the hour the recipe indicated, I removed from water bath and cooked for an additional 30 minutes)
Let stand for 20 minutes. Serve while still warm.
Dave's serves with a Pecan Praline Sauce, I made my own using a jar of Caramel and Toasted Pecans