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C/p Xmas Bread Pudding


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Crockpot Desserts

Ingredients:

  • 9 Wholewheat bread slices
  • 3 Egg yolks; beaten
  • 1 1/2 c Light cream
  • 1/3 c Sugar
  • 1 ds Salt
  • 1 1/2 ts Vanilla extract
  • 2/3 c Light raisins
  • 2/3 c Dark raisins
  • 1/3 c Candied red cherries; halved
  • 1 c Water
Sherry sauce ingredients
  • 2 Eggs; beaten
  • 2 tb Cream sherry
  • 1/4 ts Vanilla
  • 1/2 c Whipping cream

Directions:

Remove crusts from bread; set crusts aside for another use. Cover bread slices with paper towels and let stand overnight. For custard, in heavy med. saucepan combine 3 egg yolks, light cream, sugar and salt. Cook and stir over med. heat. Continue till mixture coats a spoon. Remove from heat; cool at once by placing pan in sink of ice water. Stir for 2 minutes. Stir in 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Cover surface w/plastic wrap. In sm. bowl, combine raisins; set aside. Combine cherries. Pour only 2/3 c warm sherry over raisins; pour remaining sherry over cherries. Fold cut bread (about 9 cups) into custard till coated. Grease a 6 1/2-cup tower mold (without tube). Drain raisins and chrries, reserving sherry. Arrange 1/4 of cherries in bottom of mold; sprinkle 1/3 c raisins into mold. Add 1/4 of bread mixture. Sprinkle with 2 T. reserved sherry. Repeat layers 3 times, arranging cherries and raisins near edges of mold. Lightly press last layer with back of spoon. Pour remaining sherry over all. Cover mold tightly with foil. Set mold into 3 1/2 or 4 qt. crockpot with liner in place. Pour 1 c water into cooker around mold. Cover; cook on low-heat about 5 1/2 hrs. or high for 3 hrs. or till pudding springs back when touched.Remove mold from crockpot and let stand for 10 minutes. Carefully unmold onto serving platter. Serve warm with sherry sauce (below). TO DO AHEAD: Remove from mold, cover and chill. Before serving, return to same mold. Cover with foil, and place in crockpot. Then pour 1 cup of water around mold. Cook in crockpot for 1 1/2 hours (or 'til warm) on high setting.Unmold and serve warm with sherry sauce. SHERRY SAUCE: In mixing bowl: combine 2 egg yolks, powdered sugar, 2 T sherry and 1/4 t. vanilla. Beat whipping in small mixing bowl till sosft peaks form. Gently fold whipped cream into egg yolk mixture. Cover and chill till serving time. Serve warm.
 
Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V4 #186 by novmom@juno.com (Angela Gilliland) on May 12, 1997