Thursday, February 27, 2014

So Sweet Bread Pudding

Who does not know Paula Deen and her too much of everything? This time I made her "best bread pudding" that is so sweet it will make your teeth hurt. (And mine double hurt since my sweet hygienist niece cleaned my teeth yesterday!)

One for us.

One to take to my dear neighbor whose husband just passed away.

So double the sweetness!

Here is Paula's recipe:

The Best Bread Pudding
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen, 2007

10 min

50 min
Yield:8 to 10 servings


2 cups granulated sugar
5 large beaten eggs
2 cups milk
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 cups cubed Italian bread, allow to stale overnight in a bowl
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
1 cup chopped pecans

For the sauce (which I was too lazy to prepare)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 egg, beaten
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup brandy


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan. (I made two small ones in disposable aluminum pie pans.)

Mix together granulated sugar, eggs, and milk in a bowl; add vanilla. Pour over cubed bread and let sit for 10 minutes.

In another bowl, mix and crumble together brown sugar, butter, and pecans.

Pour bread mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture over the top and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until set. Remove from oven.

For the sauce: (would have been waaay toooo sweeet for us)

Mix together the granulated sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir together until the sugar is melted. Add the brandy, stirring well. Pour over bread pudding. Serve warm or cold.

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Anonymous said...

I haven't made bread pudding in ages...must get my recipe out. I don't think my recipe is nearly as sweet as yours.

ND said...

Oh, Linda~That makes me think of my Dad. He loved bread pudding. Mother used to make a sauce to pour over hers, too. I have not made it in years since no one but me would eat it. Thanks for the recipe and the memory it stirred! xo Diana

Willy said...

Dat ziet er heerlijk uit.
Lief dat je er één extra gemaakt hebt voor je buurvrouw.
Fijn weekend,

A Quiet Corner said...

I've never made bread pudding, but this sound too sweet for us too!...:)JP

Wendy Bellino said...

OMG! I would have licked the plate clean! Dental hygienist with a sweet tooth...shaking my head...

Linda said...

I did finish it! The older it got the better it tasted!

Wendy Bellino said...

I have a Paula Deen cookbook, I haven't made a recipe yet that I really didn't like. But, I like salty, greasy, and sweet! Yawn...I need a nap just thinking about it!