New Orleans Style

I've been in New Orleans this week, having a great time with some of the other Nine Naughty Novelists. So here's a recipe for my favorite New Orleans dessert,  Enjoy!

Bread Pudding


1 loaf French bread
6 cups milk
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
4  teaspoons  vanilla extract
2 teaspoons  pumpkin pie spice
8 tablespoons butter, melted
 1 cup raisins


Soak bread in milk until it crumbles
Break bread up into small pieces
 In a separate bowl, beat eggs and sugar together
Add butter, raisings and egg mixture to bread and mix well
Pour mixture into buttered baking dish.
Bake for an hour, or until pudding is firm
Serve in individual dishes with whiskey sauce

 Makes 6 servings.

Whiskey Sauce


1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup bourbon


Combine milk and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
Combine cornstarch with water until smooth.
Add cornstarch/water mixture to milk and sugar and bring to a boil, stirring constantly (approx. one minute).
Remove from heat and stir in butter and bourbon. 

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Meg Benjamin said...

Loved hanging out with you PG--and your floating skulls are too cute!

Moira said...

Ooh, I do love a good bread pudding. Why did you post this when I'm trying to be anti-carb?!

Glad you're having a good time in New Orleans. Can't wait to hear all about it! And get my PG time back.

Selena Robins said...

Sounds like you gals are having a blast, I wish I could have been there. Can I be an honorary naughty novelist? LOL

My husband loves bread pudding, so I'll have to give this one a try.

Thanks PG