Friday, April 6, 2012
Mango Coconut Bread Pudding
FOR BREAD PUDDING:
3 whole Eggs
3 Tablespoons Butter, Melted
2 Tablespoons Vanilla
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 cup Coconut Milk
2 cups Half-'n-half, or Milk
2 cups Raw or "Turbinado" Sugar
2 cups Fresh Mango, Diced
1 pound Sourdough Bread, 1" Cubed
FOR RUM SAUCE
½ cup Butter
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 whole Egg
3 Tablespoons Rum, or To Taste
Preheat oven to 325° degrees F.
In a large bowl beat 3 eggs, add 3 tablespoons melted butter, 2 tablespoons vanilla, 1 cup of coconut milk, and 2 cups half and half, or milk. Slowly add 2 cups raw sugar, mixing until it is all dissolved. Add diced mango and bread cubes, mixing well. Cover and refrigerate about an hour so the bread can soak up the custard mixture. Grease a 9x13x2" baking disk with butter or margarine. Pour in the bread mixture and bake uncovered for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
For rum sauce:
In a small saucepan, cream the butter with the brown sugar. Add vanilla, stir in the egg, then add the rum. Stir constantly over low heat for about 5 minutes until the sauce thickens. An immersion blender works well for this step. Serve warm over individual servings of pudding.
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