Tuesday, 21 January 2014

White Chocolate Berry Bread Pudding

 Ever have one of those weeks when you buy to much food?
Well, on this particular week I bought quite a few croissants knowing that my kids were home from  University.
I thought well, I better buy some extra breads for snacking.
It turned out that one went skiing, one worked many hours and one spent time away at 
so all of these beautiful soft croissants became rock hard before I realized I should have wrapped and frozen them.
Well, when in doubt don't throw it out~
So, I made luscious bread pudding.
It is such an easy comforting dessert and quite
decadent but, a little goes a long way~
This recipe was quite creamy and used ingredients I had around the house.
A little of this and a little of that and this is what  was the end result~

White Chocolate Berry Pudding

1 tbsp. butter, room temp
6 2-3 day old croissants, cut in half
1/2 cup marshmallow filling or 1 cup mini marshmallows
4 oz melted white chocolate
1 orange zested
1 can sweet condensed milk
1 cup milk or 35% cream
2 lg. eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup washed, hulled, sliced strawberries
1/2 cup frozen Saskatoon berries (blueberries can be substituted)

Streusel Topping:
1 tbsp. sugar + 1/2 tsp cinnamon + 1/2 cup chopped almonds


Brush butter in a 8"x 8" casserole dish. Set aside
Stir marshmallow filling and melted chocolate together
drizzle chocolate on one open side of a croissant and sandwich with mini marshmallows.
Continue filling each croissant until filling is finished.
Place croissants in casserole dish so they fit tightly. 
Notice on the right corner of the above photo, there is bread pieces that are dried

Sprinkle berries around, between and tuck some pieces inside the bread.
Blend cream, condensed milk, orange zest, eggs, and vanilla together. Pour over bread evenly.

Allow to soak for 2-3 hrs. covered and refrigerated.
Weigh it down to absorb liquid.

This can be made up to 1 night ahead of time.

Preheat oven to 350F
When ready to bake, sprinkle with streusel ingredients and bake covered with foil for 1/2 hr. then, uncover and continue baking in oven for another 20 - 25 min. until top is golden and bubbly.

Serve with extra cream or ice-cream!


Enjoy with Love~

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