There's a lot of hype regarding the end of the world this Saturday, or Judgement Day (interestingly enough, it's spelled wrong on a lot of the websites I visited while looking into this insane prophecy) so I decided to make one of the fattiest, most calorific deserts I could find-- the bread pudding I was going to make last weekend. With 2 cups of heavy cream and 7 whole eggs, this could kill you before Saturday.
The recipe is kind of misleading. It's called Caramel Creme Bread Pudding but I can't figure out where the caramel is. Am I missing something here? I made a few minor changes but nothing too big. I started with the sugar in the bottom of the pan. The recipe calls for dark brown sugar but I only had light brown sugar. I also started with the Splenda brown sugar mix, which was darker in color but I wasn't sure of the ratio of regular brown sugar to Splenda. Plus, this is supposed to be a calorie filled dish and Splenda is not the way to accomplish that.
I packed the sugar into the bottom of an 8x8" pan:
You can kind of see where I left some of the Splenda in by accident. I wasn't concerned with it having an effect and it didn't. Next I cut up the bread into half-inch cubes and removed the crusts. Remember my pretty Challah bread? Well this is how it turned out:
I love it! It turned out so wonderful. So after the bread was cubed, I put it on top of the brown sugar:
It kind of looks like I'm making stuffing for Thanksgiving. Next I mixed the wet ingredients for the custard. Two cups of heavy cream is a heart attack waiting to happen and as someone who is into healthy eating, this was a hard one to put together but knowing it would be split between a lot of people made me feel better.
I put the 7 eggs in (what's with all of these odd numbers lately? ... grrrr!) and I used skim milk since I didn't have any whole milk on hand. The recipe also said to use a sieve but I didn't have one of those so I just poured it over the bread cubes:
I put the pan in the roaster and I let the mix sit for 30 minutes. About half way through I pressed the bread down with a spoon to make sure it was covered all over.