Wednesday, April 23, 2014

French Toast Bread Pudding with Bacon

This month the...


Tackles Breakfast.

Such a wonderful theme.  So many ways to go.  Naturally, I chose to make a bread pudding.

Not your typical breakfast food.  However, I was in the mood for a good bread pudding.

French Toast Bread Pudding with Bacon



My custard consists of...
  • Whole Milk
  • Heavy Cream
  • Eggs
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • Star Anise
  • Sugar
My custard sits in the fridge for a minimum of 48 hours.  Allow the flavors to mature and concentrate.

The bacon is a natural addition.  Nothing better than a sweet - salty contrasting bite.

One final flourish before serving is to brulee the bread pudding with a kitchen torch.  Those crispy charred bit of sugar are pretty amazing.

Check back here on April 27th for the complete round-up.


8 comments:

  1. The sweet-salty marriage in one made in culinary heaven. I ♥ it!

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  2. Love it. Not only does it look fabulous, but it sounds perfect. I love a sweet and salty combo...and for breakfast?! What a treat :)

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  3. I think bread pudding is the ultimate breakfast food. I think a kitchen torch is now on my need to get list.

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  4. I used my kitchen torch for the first time last night. So much fun.
    Great breakfast Laz!
    LL

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  5. nice - I like the sweet and savory aspect of this - I would be tempted to put it under the broiler or as you suggest - hit it with the torch -to both heat and crispy the top so I could slather it in butter and syrup -

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  6. I think breakfast bread pudding (with bacon) sounds like my cup of tea, as a bread pudding lover from way back. Fantastic!

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  7. I know I already told you but the brûlée part is my favorite. Great little char taste to offset the sweet.

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  8. Sweet and savory is the way to go. Just loved this dish.

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