White Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding

Sometimes we all need a little indulgence, moderation is the key! We are getting some snow today, which I happen to like, it's just added warmth when something smells so good in the kitchen. I was looking through my old books from culinary school and found this recipe. It's the perfect snowy day to make it!

White Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding

  • 6 croissants, torn into pieces
  • 10 oz. heavy cream
  • 10 oz. whole milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 4 oz. white chocolate chips
  • 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 additional egg yolk

Place chocolate chips in a large mixing bowl. Heat the milk, cream and butter in a microwave safe dish to just boiling, but not over! Add heated milk to the chocolate and mix until melted. Mix the eggs and yolk in separate bowl, and then slowly add to hot chocolate mixture. Go slow so you temper the mixture and do not cook the eggs! Add the cut up croissants and let soak for at least 20 minutes.

Bake the bread pudding in a water bath. I placed the mix it into a smaller cake pan and then put that one inside a larger one filled with water. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes, it will rise and be set in the middle. Remove from oven, it's best served warm!  

Thank you to those of you who weighed in on what to cook. It inspired me to bring out my old school culinary books, fun to look back at! I have all sorts of recipes from the basics to the complicated methods of Garde Manger! So if you have a hankering for something, let me know! 

I found some very cool festivals within a 3 hour radius of here, so if your looking for things to do this summer, I will post the ones the truck will be at as they get closer. For the music go-ers, if you don't know about a couple of festivals that happen in Hunter, New York, go online and check them out! It's a weekend of camping and great music! Country Jam and the Taste of Country have big name line ups and they sell out every year, so check them out online to get a ticket! I will put the list together and post it soon. Lots of music, crafts, arts, and antiques, and most importantly, great food served by the Military Moms Food Truck!

Thanks for tuning in, hope you're cooking up some good stuff!

Chef Carol

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