Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Bread Pudding


The Best Bread Pudding
Res Ipsa Loquitor


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 large beaten eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups cubed Italian bread, allow to stale overnight in a bowl
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

For the sauce:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup brandy


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan.

Mix together granulated sugar, eggs, and milk in a bowl; add vanilla. Pour over cubed bread and let sit for 10 minutes.

In another bowl, mix and crumble together brown sugar, butter, and pecans.

Pour bread mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture over the top and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until set. Remove from oven.

For the sauce:

Mix together the granulated sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir together until the sugar is melted. Add the brandy, stirring well. Pour over bread pudding. Serve warm or cold.

This is essentially the same recipe for Chocolate-Hazelnut Bread Pudding I saw on America Test Kitchen [Video], but without the chocolate, and pecans instead of hazelnuts.  I did throw in some chocolate chips.  The end result is sinful, and actually tastes a lot like Cinnabons, only way way better. 

The key, I discovered, to making anything bread pudding is to first cube the bread, and  bake in a single layer @ 200ยบ for 45 minutes (stale bread will reconstitute water, oven dried bread will not, so it's not soggy).  And best of all, I lost 10 pounds after eating it all!  God I love this country.



Res Ipsa Loquitor

Here's an interesting thing, in light of the North Carolina voting anomaly, and CBS's  early call of Obama's reelection.  

First off, Maryland Republicans have good reason to worry about voter fraud, especially after the blatant theft that cost Ellen Sauerbrey our governor's office in 1994 (a tactic Dems later used to get Christine Gregoire elected in Washington, and award Al Franken the critical 60th Senate seat from Minnesota; [See 'Voter Fraud']

I just learned that MD. elementary schools, at least in this county, are holding mock elections.  The kiddies are given real electronic ballot cards, and use actual electronic voting machines that will be used for the general election. 


No matter how bad things get, we should always believe that the next election will give us a chance to right things.  An awful lot of us don't have that comfort anymore.

Great Obama Moments

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The post just below shows CBS calling the election for Obama just before the third debate.  Here, the RNC has a commercial the DNC evidently decided not to air*snort.*   Here's the question we all ask.  Are there people out there who would vote for Obama after seeing  these (for the first time, in most cases)?  The answer is of course, yes.  It's called cancer.

CBS Calls election for Obama - In October

Go home.  Nothing to see here.
CBS has called the election for Obama


Phoenix and Cincinnati ran this,

Isn't it a little premature to call the race for Obama two weeks before the election? It looks like a CBS News affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona did just that last Friday for 17 seconds when they flashed a graphic showing Obama beating Romney with 99% of the precincts reporting. CBS needs to explain this. But whatever their explanation, let's make this their "Dewey Defeats Truman" moment. Please remember to tune in to the important debate tonight. The momentum for this election is not with Obama, regardless of what some in the media might want to think.

- Sarah Palin

PS- NC voters say ballot cast for Romney came up Obama on machine...