Tuesdays with Dorie: Bourbon Bread Pudding

February 8, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in groups, pudding/mousse, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 20 Comments
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bourbon bread pudding

My husband has been out of town for the last few days at a work conference.  This was the first time in many years that I have not had to endure the Super Bowl (although apparently I missed a good rendition of the anthem).  I spent Sunday night with four hours of “Emma” on Masterpiece Theater instead (dorky, but so good!) and this big fat slice of Bourbon Bread Pudding.  Hellooooo alone time!

Dorie has taught me how to make bread pudding at home.  You need lots of the good stuff (cream and egg yolks) for it to come out lush and soft.  Now, here’s where I admit to you that I did cut back on the cream by a third (and upped the milk by a third in its place)…but not to worry, there was still plenty of cream and yolks in there.  And I used challah bread, which is pretty rich in itself.  You can see that I added almonds and dried cherries to mine.  You can’t see that I quadrupled the bourbon, but trust me on that.  My custard base tasted like eggnog!   This was a mighty fine bread pudding, not to mention a most amiable television companion.

For the recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan or read Simply Southern, as it was Sharon’s pick this week.  Don’t forget to check out the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. Steph, your bread pudding looks wonderful! Love that you used challah. And upped the bourbon! Good for you! 🙂

  2. Your bread pudding looks FANTASTIC. Bread pudding and a night on the couch = pure heaven.

    PS. You’re in good company — I absolutely adore that version of Emma and I’ll admit I’ve watched it more than once 🙂

  3. I wasn’t onboard for the bread pudding as we are not fans, so I did a rewind that I had some lame excuse or another for not making at the time, lol. Your pudding looks pretty with all those bits and pieces coming out of it. I would, however, have been onboard for the whole EMMA thing…love that character and the wit with which it was written. Count me next time…okay???

  4. Cherries and almonds are just what this recipe needed. Beautiful!

  5. Sounds like a wonderful Sunday evening! The bread pudding looks perfectly scrumptious. Congratulations!

  6. Yummy! Looks great with those sliced almonds! 🙂

  7. Yum! Dried cherries and almonds and lots of bourbon – sounds delish!

  8. Yep that anthem was something! Im glad you enjoyed this BP..it looks great and man if it tastes like eggnog I may have to try it!! I made a Dorie pie instead!

  9. Ahh, lucky you, not having to watch the Super Bowl. My husband hates sports (yay!), but he watches the Super Bowl. Yawn. Your evening sounds a lot more fun. And the bread pudding looks great, too!

  10. Oh wow, ive never tried bread and butter pudding before but this sure looks tempting yum!!

  11. Your pudding looks yummy. Thanks for baking with me.

  12. Sure wish I had the recipe for this one. It looks awesome. Did you have bourbon sauce on it? Sigh.

  13. yOur picture is the only one that makes bread pudding look as wonderful as it tastes. Great post.

  14. I upped the booze too, though I used rum. This looks fantastic, and your ‘Superbowl’ weekend sounds ideal to me!

  15. Your pudding looks heavenly with the almonds! And, you did a great job plating, something I’m not very skilled at yet. Great post!

  16. You managed to photograph an attractive bread pudding! The cherries and almonds add a lovely touch. And I’m with you on alone time – it’s how I got to watch Downton Abbey a few weeks ago. Heaven.

  17. Bread pudding isn’t one of the prettiest desserts to look at. But leave it to you to make it look stunning (and delicious, of course)


  18. I skipped this one, but I would have joins you in watching “Emma”!

  19. Wow, this bread pudding sounds so decadent! I’ve been seeing the orange-nut tart from the Tuesdays with Dorie gang today – the pudding is different and your rendition looks delicious.

  20. Totally unrelated to the food (which, by the way, looks marvellous) but I loved that font you used on the Bourbon Bread Pudding pic.

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