Vanilla Bean Bread Pudding with Coffee Syrup
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Vanilla Bean Bread Pudding with Coffee Syrup

Cinnamon, bourbon vanilla beans and coffee. Breakfast or Dessert? Decide for yourself when you create this dish for the special persons in your life.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coffee, vanilla
Method: Bake
Skill Level: Intermediate
Servings: 6
Calories: 377kcal
Author: Marilyn


Bread Pudding:

  • 6-7 cups challah bread
  • 4 1/4 cups milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 TBS vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup raisins soaked overnight in bourbon if possible
  • 3 TBS butter melted

Creme Anglaise:

  • 4 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar

Coffee Syrup:

  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup ground coffee


Bread Pudding:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C)
  • Put the bread into a large bowl, pour the milk over and crush the bread with your hands until it is well mixed and all the milk is absorbed.
  • In another bowl, beat the eggs well, then add the sugar, vanilla, allspice and cinnamon and mix well.
  • Gently mix this into the bread mixture, then stir in the raisins.
  • Pour the butter into the bottom of a casserole dish and coat well the bottom and sides.
  • Pour in the bread mixture, pack it lightly and bake for about 40 minutes, or until the edges brown and pull away from the sides of the pan.

Creme Anglaise:

  • Put the milk in a medium saucepan, cut the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape the seeds into the milk.
  • Put the pan over medium heat and bring almost to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  • Put a larger pan half full of water to boil on the stove for a bain marie.
  • In a medium bowl, beat the egg yolks together with the sugar until light and creamy, about 5 minutes.
  • Slowly add the hot milk to the egg yolks, stirring vigorously so they don’t cook – the mixture should be foamy.
  • Pour this mixture into a metal mixing bowl, then set this bowl above the pot of boiling water and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the foam disappears and the sauce begins to stick to the spoon.
  • Pour the sauce into a room temperature container and allow to rest until cool, then refrigerate until using it.

Coffee Syrup:

  • Prep 10 min cook 15 min 1 quart
  • In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, gently stir together the water and sugars.
  • Cook until mixture becomes thick and syrupy (approximately 10-15 minutes).
  • Allow to cool and stir in vanilla extract.
  • Add coffee and mix.
  • Fill jar with cooled mixture.
  • Add to dish as it is served.



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Serving: 200g | Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 7.7g | Fat: 7.3g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 379mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1.3mg