Recipe: Spiked Eggnog Bread Pudding

OK, one more bread pudding but I swear that’s it.

A friend sent me a text the other day, “Can you make me some bread pudding to feed 15 people?”

My reply was, “What kind?”

Hers was, “Whatever you think.”

You never want to leave me with that kind of play.

Spiked Eggnog Bread Pudding
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Stuart Reb Donald
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour 30 mins
Serves: 8
    Bread Pudding

  • 2 cups demarerra sugar
  • 5 large beaten eggs
  • 2 eggnog
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups French bread, cubed and stale
  • 1/2 pound white chocolate chips

Hard Sauce

  • 1/2 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Boubon to taste
    Bread Pudding

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (American).
  2. Grease a 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan with butter.
  3. Whisk together the sugar, eggs and eggnog in a bowl then mix in the vanilla. Pour over cubed bread and set aside for about 10 minutes.
  4. Pour bread mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle white chocolate, mix and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until set. Remove from oven.

Hard Sauce

  1. Mix together the sugar and butter in a saucepan over low heat.
  2. Stir together until well blended.
  3. Add the vanilla, stirring well then the bourbon.
  4. Pour over the top of the bread pudding.

ICA: Cora vs. Miranda – Outcome

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SPOILER ALERT: The following information is the outcome of Cora vs. Miranda. If you want information on the combatants click HERE. If you are only interested in the outcome read on.

The judges for Battle Bourbon were Donatella Arpaia, Kevin Smith and Alison Sweeney.

Cora                            Miranda
Taste: 26                     Taste: 26
Plating: 14                    Plating:  10
Originality: 11               Originality: 11
Total: 51                      Total: 47

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ICA: Cora vs. Miranda

Paul Miranda of Brookville Country ClubChef Paul Miranda has a rich culinary history having excelled both in the uber-competitive restaurant world and in the extravagant demands of the country club set.  Paul Miranda’s training began with a years under the James Beard Award winning Chef and Restaurateur Roberto Donna in Washington D.C. as well gatsro-genius Jean-Louis Palladin.  After roughly a decade of intense tutoring with these two culinary heavy weights, Miranda struck out on his own.

So those after days of guidance from Donna and Palladin, Chef Paul has head up the kitchens at David Bouley’s Danube and Bouley, the Polo Grill Restaurant at the Garden City Hotel and at the Honu Kitchen & Cocktails on Long Island where his creations earned Honu a spot on the six best restaurants on Long Island by The New York Times.

Miranda has also worked at elite country clubs in Muttontown and North Hempstead.  Today he heads up the kitchens of the Brookville Country Club in Old Brookville, New York.  At Brookville, Miranda uses his exemplary skills to craft menus that provide just the right amount of glamor.  But Kitchen Stadium is a whole different animal.  Waiting for Miranda will be Iron Chef Cat Cora.

The judges for Battle Bourbon were Donatella Arpaia, Kevin Smith and Alison Sweeney.

Click HERE for the outcome.

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Stuart is a celebrity chef, food activist and award-winning food writer. He penned the cookbooks Third Coast Cuisine: Recipes of the Gulf of Mexico, No Sides Needed: 34 Recipes To Simplify Life and Amigeauxs - Mexican/Creole Fusion Cuisine. He hosts two Internet cooking shows "Everyday Gourmet" and "Little Grill Big Flavor." His recipes have been featured in Current, Lagniappe, Southern Tailgater, The Kitchen Hotline and on the Cooking Channel.

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Stuart’s Honors & Awards

2015 1st Place Luck of the Irish Cook-off
2015 4th Place Downtown Cajun Cook-off
2015 2nd Place Fins' Wings & Chili Cook-off
2014 2015 4th Place LA Gumbo Cook-off
2012 Taste Award nominee for best chef (web)
2012 Finalist in the Safeway Next Chef Contest
2011 Taste Award Nominee for Little Grill Big Flavor
2011, 12 Member: Council of Media Tastemakers
2011 Judge: 29th Chef's of the Coast Cook-off
2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Wing Cook-off
2011 Cooking Channel Perfect 3 Recipe Finalist
2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Gumbo Cook-off
2011 Culinary Hall of Fame Member
2010 Tasty Awards Judge
2010 Judge: Bayou La Batre Gumbo Cook-off
2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Award Nominee
2010 Chef2Chef Top 10 Best Food Blogs
2010 Denay's Top 10 Best Food Blogs
2009 2nd Place Bay Area Food Bank Chef Challenge
2008 Tava: Discovery Contest Runner-up


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