Every time I go to Pike Place Market I always grab two demi baguettes at Le Panier. They offer authentic French patisserie and I just love their macaroons! Anyway, two demi baguettes are obviously more than enough for my husband and I so I had this half-loaf of bread sitting on the counter waiting to be eaten. I went online and found this recipe for a bread pudding. It did wonders to my 3-day old baguette.
- 6 slices day-old bread
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups milk
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degress C).
- Break bread into small pieces into an 8 inch square baking pan. Drizzle melted butter or margarine over bread. If desired, sprinkle with raisins.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Pour over bread, and lightly push down with a fork until bread is covered and soaking up the egg mixture.
- Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly tapped.
- You may also add a brown sugar sauce on top. Recipe below.
By itself, the bread pudding is delicious! But you can also make a brown sugar sauce to add sweetness to it. Totally optional.
Brown sugar sauce
1 c. brown sugar
1 tbsp. cornstarch
4 tbsp. butter
1 1/2 c. hot water
1 tsp. vanilla
Combine the brown sugar, cornstarch, butter and a dash of salt with hot water in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and cool before adding vanilla. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Serve with love!!