Bacon Bourbon Bread Pudding! April 07 2014, 0 Comments

            

Bacon Bourbon Bread Pudding

Ingredients

  • 8 large eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsps kosher salt
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp marjoram (dried)
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 6 cups bread (cubed challah, about 1-inch cubes)
  • 11/4 cups cheese (grated Gouda, divided)
  • 11/4 cups grated parmesan cheese (freshly, divided)
  • 2 leeks (thinly sliced)
  • 3 tbsps  bourbon
  • 2 tbsps butter
  • 2 tbsps Best Boy Mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 8 bacon slices (cooked, crumbled)

  

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk together first 7 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in bread cubes and 1 cup each Gouda and Parmesan cheeses.

2. Remove and discard root ends and dark green tops of leeks. Cut in half lengthwise, and rinse thoroughly under cold running water to remove grit and sand.

3. Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add leeks, and cook, stirring occasionally, 7 to 8 minutes or until tender. Add garlic, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Fold leek mixture and bacon into egg mixture. Pour into a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup each Gouda and Parmesan cheeses.

4. Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes or until center is set. Let stand 5 minutes.

Bourbon Mustard Sauce

1/4 cup finely chopped shallots (1 to 2)

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/2 cup white wine

1/4 cup Best Boy mustard

2 tablespoons heavy cream

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Salt and pepper to taste