Pipe Dream #48, Revisited: To Do More RAKs – White Chocolate Bread Pudding

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So, welcome to this week, when I finally catch you up on things I baked at Christmastime. Consider it a late gift from me. Or a really early gift. Or just a random gift, which is never a bad thing. Remember RAKs from middle school? Random Acts of Kindness?

Nice idea, usually lame execution in middle school. “Sure, I’ll sharpen your pencil for you. RAK for the day, CHECK.”

Now that I’m an adult, I can do more with the whole idea. Like go big on this bread pudding. I mean, I’m not sending you to an all-inclusive in Fiji this Wednesday, but it’s better than carrying your trapper keeper, amirite?

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I have many bread puddings in the archives. This one is standout because of the sauce. The white chocolate sauce. Get in it.

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Daintily dolloping,


White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Adapted from Serious Eats

For the bread pudding:
9 ounces crusty, day-old French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup (about 2 1/3 ounces) granulated sugar
6 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped
4 large yolks
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the sauce:
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped

Grease an 8-inch square pan with non-stick spray and set aside. Preheat oven to 350°F. Put the bread cubes in the greased pan.

In medium saucepan whisk milk, cream, and sugar to combine. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until scalding. Remove from heat and whisk in chocolate until melted and smooth. Let sit to cool slightly, about 10 minutes.

In large bowl, whisk egg yolks and egg to combine. Slowly whisk in warm milk mixture to combine. Whisk in vanilla.

Pour mixture over the bread cubes into prepared pan, pressing down with hands until all the bread cubes are soaked to the max. Bake until just set, about 25 minutes. Let cool about 15 minutes before serving.

To make the sauce, heat the cream in a small saucepan until it is just simmering. Remove from heat and whisk in chocolate until melted and smooth. Garnish the bread pudding with the sauce and pomegranate arils or other fruit.

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