Irish Soda Bread Pudding with Whiskey Whipped Cream

Buy Irish soda bread at least one day in advance.

irish soda bread puddingPudding Ingredients:

  • store-bought Irish soda bread
  • 2 c heavy cream
  • 2 c almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp fleur de sel (sea salt)
  • 4 lg eggs (or egg substitute)
  • 1 c sugar
  • ½ c mascarpone
  • ¼ c whiskey
  • whipped cream, optional

 

Directions: 

Prepare bread:

  • Cut in half horizontally and bake in 350° oven until toasted.
  • Let sit overnight.

Prepare pudding:

  • Prepare an ice bath, bowl and strainer.
  • In a large saucepan, combine cream, milk, vanilla, and salt.
  • Cook over low heat until small bubbles appear.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • In medium bowl, whisk sugar and eggs until combined.
  • Whisk in half of the cream mixture and mix well.
  • Pour egg mixture into saucepan and cook over moderate heat stirring constantly, about 5 minutes.
  • Strain the sauce into the bowl in ice bath.
  • Add mascarpone to mixing bowl.
  • Add ½ of cream mixture to mascarpone and whisk until incorporated.
  • Add the mascarpone mixture with the remaining cream and whisk.
  • Gently stir in whiskey and mix well.

Prepare bread pudding:

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Add half the bread cubes into buttered 9×9 baking dish.
  • Pour custard over bread cubes.
  • Press bread into custard to cover completely.
  • Let sit for 30 minutes, pressing occasionally, to allow bread to absorb custard.
  • Sprinkle ½ tsp cinnamon over top of mixture.
  • Cover with foil and bake 1 ½ hours, checking often.
  • Remove foil and continue baking until pudding until it is set in the center, checking every 10 minutes.
  • Cool slightly.
  • Serve warm with whiskey whipped cream. (You don’t need directions, do you?)

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