So, all April long I’m featuring some of my favorite comfort foods. I know that you usually don’t think of comfort foods in April but since the weather has been so cold and dreary here in Virginia all month long, I figured why not! So, today’s post is all about bread pudding. Now, I will admit that bread pudding is not my absolute favorite but there is just something about the smell and the taste that is comforting to me. It reminds me of my childhood babysitter. Whenever I smell it or taste it, I can just see me, my brother and her sitting in her kitchen eating breakfast. Maybe that is where I first had it; I don’t know. But anyway, I had some leftover EuroClassic cream cheese brioche bread just sitting in my refrigerator so I decided to make some. I whipped up some eggs, vanilla, sugar and voila, I had a bread pudding. To make it extra comforting, I mixed together some sliced almonds, chopped walnuts, butter and sugar and topped off the pudding with that. Oh and, I added a little (okay, a lot) of whipped cream on top right before I ate a slice.
How do you all feel about bread pudding? Is it one of your favorite comfort foods or could you do without it?
See you in my next post!
1.5 loaf of cream cheese brioche bread (slightly stale)
1 tablespoon of vanilla
1/2 tablespoon of almond extract
6 tablespoons butter
2 cups half/half
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
Combine eggs, vanilla, almond extract and half and half into a large mixing bowl. Wisk until combined.
Add in bread and allow it to soak up the mixture for 5-10 mins.
Use 2 tablespoons of the butter to grease all sides of a baking dish.
Add bread and mixture to the baking dish and make for 30-45 mins.
While the pudding is baking, combine the nuts, brown sugar and 4 tablespoons of butter (melted) into a bowl. Mix until combined and the nuts are coated.
Sprinkle the nuts and sugar on top of the pudding and bake for another 5-10 mins.
Remove pudding and allow it to cool.
Top with more nuts and whipped cream right before eating.