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Grand Anne Bread Pudding and Sauce

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Ingredients

  • 1 French baguette torn into small pieces
  • ¼ cup half and half
  • 4 cups plus 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 whole eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup strawberry or blackberry Torani syrup

Directions

Place baguette pieces in large mixing bowl and soak with ¼ cup half and half and 1 cup milk.  Heat the other four cups of milk with two cups half and half to scalding.  Mix together sugar, eggs, egg yolks, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Whisk into scalded milk mixture.  Mix raisins into soaked bread mixture and pour into 9x13x2 baking dish.  Pour milk mixture over bread and raisins and press down with hands, making sure to totally soak the bread.  Bake in a 350 degree oven in a water bath for one hour or until firm and browned on top.  Do not over bake.  Serve with strawberry or blackberry sauce and top with Grand Anne homemade whipped cream.

 

Sauce:

2 sticks butter

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 cup strawberry or blackberry Torani syrup