A truly delicious dessert or breakfast. Make it with Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Raisin, or Cranberry Walnut Soda Breads. Makes one 9" x 9" pan.
- 6” sweet Soda Bread from Uptown Soda Bread, cubed & a little dry
- 4 Tbs butter, melted
- 2 c heavy cream
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1 c brown sugar
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp and a pinch ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9" x 9" baking dish.
Place the cubed, partially dried soda bread in a mixing bowl. Drizzle the melted butter on the bread and mix lightly.
In another mixing bowl combine remaining ingredients. Mix thoroughly.
Place bread in prepared baking dish. Pour liquid mixture on top and allow it to saturate the bread pieces. Let sit for 30 mins to 1 hr.
Place in preheated oven and bake for 1 hour. Check for doneness around 50 mins. If needed, protect the edges from burning by covering with foil.
Serve warm with your favorite sauce, like a bourbon crème or whiskey sauce.
Whiskey Cream Sauce
- ½ cup white sugar
- 4 Tsp butter
- ¼ cup cream
- 2 Tbs whiskey, to taste
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Whisk together over low heat until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Ladle the sauce over individual servings of bread pudding.
- 1 ½ cups heavy cream
- 2 tsp. cornstarch (dissolved in some of the cream)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3 Tbsp. to 1/4 cup bourbon of your choice
Bring cream to simmer over medium heat. Slowly whisk in cornstarch. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to simmer for a minute, whisking constantly. Remove from heat and stir in sugar and bourbon until sugar is completely dissolved. Ladle the sauce over individual servings of bread pudding.
Want it without alcohol? Just omit the bourbon.
Soda Bread French Toast with Berries
Make an exceptional French Toast with Nana's Raisin, Cranberry Walnut, Chocolate Chip or any other sweet Soda Breads
- 3 eggs
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 8 pcs of Soda Bread, sliced ½” thick
- Maple syrup, butter
- Fresh berries of your choice
Beat eggs, milk, and vanilla together in a shallow bowl. Dredge each slice of soda bread in the egg mixture, allowing bread to soak a few seconds on each side.
Place a greased skillet over medium high heat. Add as many slices of bread to the skillet as will fit at a time. Fry until brown on both sides, flipping the bread when necessary. Serve hot with butter, maple syrup, and fresh berries.
Cranberry Walnut Stuffing
Makes 5 servings. Can also use Rosemary, Cheddar Chive, Jalapeno Cheddar or Raisin Soda Bread.
Seasoning Mix: This can be made weeks ahead of time and stored in an airtight container.
- ½ tsp ground sage
- ½ tsp dried savory
- ½ tsp poultry seasoning
- 1 tsp instant chicken bouillon granules
- 1 Tbsp dried chopped celery
- 2 tsp dried minced onion
- 2 tsp dried parsley leaves, crushed
- 1/8 tsp ground pepper
- 1¼ cups water
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 1 pkg Seasoning Mix
- 4 cups partially dried Cranberry Walnut Soda Bread, cut in 1/2" cubes (They really need to be cut in 1/2" cubes for this recipe. This amount is approx one 6" round bread.)
In a medium saucepan combine water, butter and seasoning mix. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to Medium. Simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the bread cubes. Cook for 1-2 mins until liquid is absorbed, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Raisin Caramel Sundae
Works well with frozen yogurt, too.
- 1 slice of Nana’s Raisin Soda Bread, cut at least ½” thick
- 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream
- Caramel sauce, heated
- Optional toppings:
- Walnut pieces
- Whipped cream
Drizzle a little caramel sauce on the serving plate. Place the bread on the plate and top with the scoop of ice cream. Top with raisins, walnuts, and whipped cream. Drizzle with heated caramel and serve immediately.
Diana’s Soda Bread Croutons
- Any savory Uptown Soda Bread
- Garlic powder to taste
- Mixture of equal parts olive oil and melted butter
Preheat oven to 350F. Cube bread into 1" cubes. Toss on baking sheet with a pinch garlic powder and a drizzle of the oil & butter mixture. Bake for about 10 minutes.