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Tuesdays With Dorie: Four Star Chocolate Bread Pudding April 21, 2009

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This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Lauren of Upper East Side Chronicle.  She selected Dorie’s Four Star Chocolate Bread Pudding located on pages 410-411 in Baking: From My Home to Yours. For this weeks recipe I decided that I would only make one-third of the recipe.  Of course I did this because bread pudding is my downfall, especially with raisins and a whiskey sauce 🙂

For this recipe I actually modified the recipe and the instructions a little.  I soaked the raisins in Cointreau for 30 minutes to an hour to give them a slight orange flavor and who doesn’t like oranges and chocolate together.  Also, any bread pudding that I have ever made I mixed everything together in a bowl and then let the bread soaked in it for 30 minutes.  After the thirty minutes the mixtures is then poured into a buttered casserole dish and baked without a water bath.

The final product actually turned out really good.  The bread pudding actually reminded me of the flavor of chocolate pudding.  I served it with whiskey sauce and whipped cream.

100_2104Whiskey Sauce

Source: Debra F. Weber, Your Guide to French Cuisine

8 tbsp unsalted butter

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 egg, beaten

1/2 cup whiskey  I used 1/4 cup

Melt the butter over low heat.  When it is hot, but not colored, add the confectioners’ sugar and whisk constantly until thick.  When it is very thick and hot, remove from the heat and whisk in the beaten egg until emulsified, about 2 minutes.  Whisk in the bourbon and serve warm.


14 Responses to “Tuesdays With Dorie: Four Star Chocolate Bread Pudding”

  1. Amanda Says:

    I am a fan on vanilla custard bread pudding, but I really liked this one too. It was even better drizzled with chocolate sauce or cream anglaise!

  2. Michelle Says:

    A whiskey sauce sounds just wonderful wish I’d of thought of it!

    Great job!

  3. Marthe Says:

    Not a huge fan of this bread pudding, but that whiskey sauce of yours sounds divine!

  4. Chris Says:

    I left the raisins out – but definitely think they could have benefited with a little booze soak – great idea! Also love the whiskey sauce on top.

  5. Megan Says:

    Oh my gosh – can I just reach through and grab a piece of that?

  6. I left out the raisins.

    I will be making a sauce for this.

  7. Caitlin Says:

    Whiskey sauce? Whipped cream? Umm, that’s just not fair.

  8. pinkstripes Says:

    Whiskey sauce sounds wonderful. i love the way you decorated it.

  9. Tracey Says:

    So glad you enjoyed it! It was my first time trying bread pudding and I thought it was delicious!

  10. Jill Says:

    This sounds and looks great with the whiskey sauce!

  11. Karen Says:

    Sounds like your changes would be delicious! 🙂

  12. Amy Ruth Says:

    Your sauce sounds really like the perfect finish for the bread pudding. How delicious!

  13. teaandscones Says:

    I wish I had had the sauce. Cause this was sorta meh to me. Glad yours turned out.

  14. Good for you adding the whisky sauce! I love a good traditional bread pudding.

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