Flaming Bread Pudding

02 Oct

Hello everyone,

Here is the last recipe I made many years ago…

Flaming Bread Pudding:


2 cups raisins

1 cup sherry

1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks) 8oz.

1 cup packed light brown sugar

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

2 cups finely chopped dates

1-1/2 cups grated carrots

1-1/2 cups chopped toasted pecans

1 cup fine plain bread crumbs

1 cup whole milk

4 eggs, beaten

1/4 cup molasses

1/4 cup cognac

1 tbsp. orange zest

1 tbsp. lemon zest

2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ground cloves

1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp ground mace


3 eggs, separated

1 cup granulated sugar

2 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened

1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped until stiff

3 tbsp. brandy

1/4 cup cognac

For pudding, marinate raisins is sherry 8 hours or overnight. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir dry ingredients into creamed mixture. Stir in raisins (including sherry) and remaining pudding ingredients, mixing well. Spoon into a buttered 3-quart metal mold with lid. Cover loosely with lid. Place mold on a wire rack in a large stockpot. Fill pot with hot water to come halfway up sides of mold. Cover pot and steam pudding is simmering water over medium heat about 5 hours. Check water level occasionally;add hot water as needed. Remove mold from water, uncover, and cool 30 minutes. Invert onto a serving plate, leaving pudding in mold until completely cooled.

For sauce, beat egg yolks in a large bowl. Add sugar and butter; beat until thick. In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff; fold into egg yolk mixture. Fold whipped in whipped cream and brandy. Heat cognac in a small saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat and carefully ignite with a long kitchen match. Pour over pudding. When flames die, slice and serve with sauce. Yield 10-12 servings.

The cake I made for Rays office fundraiser went for $50 today!!! I was so surprised to hear that!!! I am finishing up an Angel cake tonight for a nursing home resident tomorrow. I made a confetti, vanilla cake and am just going to decorate it with roses and a pretty border around it. I found out yesterday that one of the people I was going to make cake for next week passed away. It was for a hospice person. I have had that happen before. It’s just sad she died before she could celebrate her last Birthday. I feel bad for her family…

Well enough for now everyone, I need to get the cake done!!! 🙂



Posted by on October 2, 2010 in Christmas Menus


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