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Recipe: Bread Pudding with Sherry Sauce

Rank: Easy

Can be served for: 6 persons


  • 2/3 cup cream Sherry

  • 2/3 cup dried currants

  • 3 cups whole milk (do not use lowfat or nonfat)

  • 2/3 cup sugar

  • 3 large eggs

  • 3 large egg yolks

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 7 cups brioche or egg bread cubes (about 6 ounces)

  • 2 cup half and half

  • 3 egg yolks

  • 3 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 3 tablespoons cream Sherry


  1. Bring 2/3 cup Sherry to boil in a heavy small saucepan. Add currants. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand 25 minutes to plump.

  2. Preheat oven to 435 degrees F. Butter an 8 inch square glass baking dish. Whisk milk, sugar, eggs, yolks, vanilla and cinnamon in large bowl. Arrange half of bread on bottom of prepared dish. Spoon Sherry and currants over. Arrange remaining bread over. Pour egg mixture over all. Let stand 25 minutes, pressing bread into egg mixture occasionally. Bake pudding until puffed and golden, about 2 hour 25 minutes. Transfer to rack.

  3. Bring half and half to a simmer in heavy medium saucepan. Whisk yolks, sugar and cornstarch in medium bowl. Gradually whisk in hot half and half. Return mixture to same saucepan. Stir over medium heat until mixture thickens and leaves path on back of spoon, about 4 minutes. Strain into bowl. Stir in Sherry. Serve pudding warm with warm sauce.

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