The first Monday of every month means Patty Millay is back for another edition of What's Cookin'?  Today, Patty is baking a delicious Kentucky Derby-themed bread pudding and it's laced with a little bourbon.  Here's the recipe!

From Patty:

It's May and I have a ridiculously large hat at the ready!  It's Derby time in Kentucky and the celebrating has already started!  This is a fantastic dish that whips up in just a few minutes and had a dash of Kentucky in it to make this a true southern treat!

Photo by Patty Millay


2 tablespoons butter, plus more for greasing
1 loaf French bread
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup raisins
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
1 cup whole milk
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup packed dark-brown sugar
4 T white sugar
3 tablespoons bourbon
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Butter ramekins or baking dish and set it aside.  Cube bread into one inch cubes.  Toast bread at 350* for 6 minutes.

In a small sauce pan, bring bourbon and raisins to a simmer until the bourbon is absorbed.  Set aside to rest.

Whisk eggs, 1/2 cup cream, milk and cinnamon together.  Pour over bread cubes and mix in raisins and pecans.  Cover and let sit for 15 minutes to that all the liquid is absorbed. Place in your baking dish and bake at 350* for 40 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.

Mix your glaze while your pudding is in the oven.  One cup cream, 2 tablespoons of butter and 3 tablespoons of sugar.  Whisk frequently - you just want this to simmer.  Add 2 tablespoons of bourbon and whisk for 30 seconds.  Allow the glaze to cool slightly then drizzle over pudding.
You may omit the spirits from this dish and it will be equally delicious!


What's Cookin'? is sponsored each and every week by Murphy Appliance Company in Owensboro.