Caramel Croissant Pudding - Sinfully Delicious

Yea! It's Pot Luck over at I Heart Cooking Club this week. I screwed around too much last week and couldn't get the recipe I wanted to work on finished up, then added for Exotic Locations theme.

Well, in spite of not preparing a dish for that theme, I can tell you an exotic location I'd rather be at right now. The Canary Islands. Warm weather, shifting our toes through the sand as we walk the beach. Doug would rent a Softtail and we'd ride around....looking for places to eat, have some drinks back at our rental.

Yeeeeah....that's not happening anytime soon. But, since we are not doing Exotic Locations in the physical travel sense, and because I did not get it together to do that crab recipe from Nigella Express, I will submit Caramel Croissant Bread Pudding for Pot Luck.

Here is a snap of the end result....


Preheat the oven to 350F. Tear up the 2 large stale croissants into pieces and place in a baking dish. Put 1 cup of sugar in a pan with 2 tablespoons water. That is so much sugar.... Swirl it around and dissolve. Stir. That's obvious I guess.



Turn heat down and add 1/2 cup heavy cream, stir to keep it from getting toffee-like.




Ignore splattering cream and whisk away, then add 1/2 cup of whole milk and 3 tablespoons bourbon. The recipe calls for 2 tablespoons but I thought...what the hell. We used Marker's Mark.




Take off the heat
, still whisking, and add 2 beaten eggs.......



Pour the caramel-bourbon-custard mixture over the croissants. Let it steep for 5 to 10 minutes. You could almost grab a spoon and just start eating it now.......



Place in the oven for 20 minutes.

It was magnificent. I kid you not...it was gooey, boozy, sweet...delicious.




Look how big this bowl is.....see the blue sheep trying to get it's mouth around it? It's huge!



Seriously, this is a keeper. We'd love to make this again but it's a high fat/sugar bomb so....all in moderation. Try it! Let me know if you like it as much as we did.

Cheers!

18 comments:

Kim said...

I've been wanting to make this one based on all the great reviews. I keep buying croissants, but they never get the chance to get stale;D It looks great Tina!

Janel said...

Wow! The caramel custard sounds rich enough, but it goes over croissants?! I've been trying to eat healthy lately, so I won't be trying this soon :)

A Year on the Grill said...

oh my... And I am making a bread pudding in two days... now I have to ponder

5 Star Foodie said...

Mmmm... that croissant pudding does look totally sinful but oh so irresistible!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

It's good to be bad! So sinful and sooo good!

Cathy said...

ooooooooh I am so making this

Laura in Paris said...

Quite a metamorphosis for a croissant!

Wandering Coyote said...

WOW WOW WOW!

Sweet and Savory said...

I am going to dream about these. They look luscious.....and sweet and yummy.

Pierce said...

Thanks everyone! I haven't been online in two days and just saw your comments.

It has a wicked boozy taste, sweet too. Not something we'd make all the time I'll tell you!

loneilteaches said...

Sounds amazing! I love bread pudding - never thought of trying it with croissants. This is going on my must make list - the one that starts with make real soon.

Pierce said...

loneilteaches - thank you for stopping by! It's a good bread pudding, let me know if you try it!

Kathleen said...

OMG! This looks so fab-u-lous. I wish I had a recipe all to myself!

Sook said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog!

Okay, so this pudding looks wicked good! I love caramel in anything. And with croissant? That's gotta be so good. Definitely bookmarking this recipe.

Pierce said...

Kathleen - thank you for stopping by! The recipe actually says you could split this with two people. It is WAY too much for two...I guess :-)

Sook - Let me know if you try it :-)

Debinhawaii said...

I have had my eye on this one--one of these days when I am looking for a decadent treat--it looks incredible!

Rosabela said...

I also made this for IHCC and it was devine! This one is definitely going into my keeper file. :-)

Pierce said...

Deb - it would become a favorite.

Rosabela - I am hopping over to your page to check it now!

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