Cinnamon Bread Pudding


For the custard:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla

For the topping:

  • 1 cup brown sugar*
  • 1/4 cup softened butter*
  • 1 cup chopped nuts*

* Mix to firm a paste

16 cups (around half a loaf) of stale cubed bread


Preheat oven to 350º. Soak bread until all the cubes are moist throughout. Pack bread into a 9" greased springform pan. Cover with the butter-sugar- nut topping. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165º.

Blackberry Jam


  • 1 lbs blackberries
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 
  • Salt to taste


Combine all the ingredients in a sauce pan and cook over medium-low heat until thickened, 30 minutes to one hour. Adjust seasonings as needed. Straining out the seeds is optional.


Formulation courtesy of Bouquet Restaurant, Covington, KY