So basic and so hard to do…Too many are just terrible. I think I have had the absolute worst one I’ve ever had at Disney – The Earl of Sandwich’s version. Why get something like that there? Good question. My bad. But, here’s a better one. Why serve something that you can’t make properly?
The best bread pudding I’ve ever had is right here in Ormond Beach, FL at Stonewood. It’s a chocolate bread pudding that utilizes their left over sour dough bread and it’s served with a hot whiskey sauce. They are individually baked and served hot with vanilla ice cream. Fantastic. Had a few versions in New Oreans and they were very, very good, too.
The good stuff has plenty of eggs and heavy cream. I like to soak the raisins in liqueor, pre-butter the bread before cubing it and I use lots of eggs and cream. I make sure the pecans are inside so they do not come to the surface and burn.