Plain and Perfect Bread Pudding

Total Time:
1 hr 50 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
1 hr 15 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted, plus more for the baking dish
  • 5 cups sourdough bread cubes (1-inch cubes)
  • 5 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • Whiskey Cream Sauce, recipe follows, for serving
  • Whiskey Cream Sauce:
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup whiskey
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9-inch baking dish.

  • Arrange the bread cubes tightly in the prepared baking dish. Beat together the butter, milk, vanilla and eggs in a large bowl. Add the granulated and brown sugars and mix until dissolved. Pour the mixture over the bread.

  • Put the baking dish on a baking sheet. Bake until the crust is golden brown, 55 to 70 minutes. Let rest for 20 minutes before serving with Whiskey Cream Sauce.

Whiskey Cream Sauce:
  • Combine the butter, cream, sugar and whiskey in a saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture reaches a low boil. Pour a small amount over the individual servings of bread pudding.


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