Bread Pudding French Toast Recipe | Desert Botanical Garden

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This spring, try a favorite dish from Gertrude’s Restaurant that will have everyone begging for seconds! The bread pudding french toast recipe from Gertrude’s is sweet, delicious and a great option for brunch at home.   

Ingredients:

  • Three to four cups of cubed white, Italian, or Hawaiian bread – allow to dry for a day 
  • 1 Teaspoon unsalted butter 
  • ½ Cup heavy cream 
  • 1 Cup whole milk 
  • 2 Large eggs 
  • ½ Cup light brown sugar 
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • ½ Teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1/8 Teaspoon grated nutmeg 
  • Pinch salt 
  • ¼ Cup dried fruit (we like cherries and cranberries) 
  • ½ Cup white chocolate chips 
  • Confectioner’s sugar, for garnish 

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. 
  2. Prepare loaf pan with butter or baking spray. 
  3. In large mixing bowl, mix together all ingredients except bread, dried fruit, and white chocolate chips until smooth.  
  4. Add in bread cubes, fruit, and white chocolate chips.  
  5. Stir until all bread is soaked and allow to soak for 13 minutes.  
  6. Pour into loaf pan and cover. 
  7. Bake for 1.5 hours. Then uncover and bake an additional 5 to 10 minutes until cooked through and top it firm. 
  8. Turn out on cooling rack. 
  9. Once cooled, slice and place directly on griddle that has been sprayed with cooking spray (no need to dip in egg wash).  

Optional bourbon glaze: Add your favorite seeds like pumpkin, sunflower or hemp seed to bump up the protein in the recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup heavy cream 
  • ¼ Cup whole milk 
  • ¼ Cup granulated sugar 
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch 
  • 1/3 Cup bourbon 
  • Pinch salt 1 tablespoon melted butter

Directions: 

Whisk together until creamy, drizzle over finished toast. 

Recipe courtesy of Gertrude’s Restaurant.

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