House of Blues Bread Pudding

Source: Canadian comic actor Dan Aykroyd (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters, Blues Brothers 2000) is a co-owner of House of Blues, an L.A. restaurant featuring great music and a range of North American and international dishes, including this Southern-style bread pudding.

Serves 12.

Ingredients

Cream Batter:
6 cups heavy cream
3 tablespoons butter
12 egg yolks
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup bourbon

Bread Pudding:
1/2 gallon Cream Batter
1 (1 pound) loaf French bread, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 Bartlett pears, peeled, cored and cut into 1/8-inch slices
Bread Pudding:
1/2 cup raisins
3/4 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup brown sugar

Method

  1. Cream Batter: Melt the cream and butter. Blend the remaining ingredients (except the bourbon) into a mixer. Slowly drizzle in the hot cream mixture. Add bourbon.
  2. Bread Pudding: In a large bowl, add batter to bread. Stir in the remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into a 13 x 9-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cover with foil and bake at 275 degrees F for about 1 hour.
  3. Serve with brown sugar, bourbon or custard sauce.