Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Eggnog Bread Pudding ....a Festive Quickie

Being that is IS sooooo close to Christmas... being that I looooove EGGNOG, I thought I'd also share another Festive Quickie... Eggnog Bread pudding.   WAIT.... before you go judging "bread pudding", I beg you to give it a try,  I did, and now.. I'm on the bandwagon.  (this says a lot coming from a girl with food "texture issues". Don't even get me started on rice pudding...eeeek) I mean, thousands of people.... thousands of recipes ....can't all be wrong/bad right?!  PLUS.. this one...  has an "adult twist"... the addition of Bailey's. *sigh* Bailey's.

Add a drizzle of Bailey's over the warm pudding just before serving...
On a side note... here on the west coast, Dec. 21st 2011...  it couldn't look farther from Christmas if it tried!  It's BEAUTIFUL out...downtown on Granville Island, people were actually eating their late lunches outside!  Kid's were chasing and feeding the birds, and outdoor Musicians were adding to the already perfect atmosphere.
Yes.. this is in Vancouver, BC, CANADA...Dec. 21st!
new friend....
Blue Sky!
Nope... don't think there's snow in that cloud...  haha ... Gotta love the GREEN West Coast!  There was the "Christmas-y Smells"... Chestnuts Roasting... fresh wreaths on display....  and of course, a stop in to the Granville Island Tea Company for a large Masala Chai Tea to go..makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.... even though there is no sign of any "white stuff". 

Eggnog Bread Pudding & Bailey’s – a festive quickie
8 cups bread cubes (1/2 loaf) – Challah bread is the best
1 cup milk
2 ½ cups eggnog
3 large eggs
¾ cup sugar
¼ tsp nutmeg
1 tbsp vanilla
1-2 tbsp sugar (for topping)
Bailey’s (or other coffee liquor) to drizzle on top
-          Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
-          Whisk milk, eggnog, eggs, sugar, nutmeg, and vanilla in a large bowl
-          Add bread cubes
-          Pour into a baking pan (I used a 9 inch round cake pan) evening out the layer as much as possible.
-          Sprinkle  top with the addition sugar
-          Bake for 50-55 min or until knife in centre comes out clean
-          Let sit for 10 min prior to serving
-          Serve warm - spoon into serving bowls, drizzle Bailey’s on top – YUM YUM
*if serving to kids or non-Bailey’s lovers… whipped cream or ice cream would go great as well!
mmm perfect finishing touch!
For more great bread recipe ideas....check out this site... yeastspotting

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