Difficulty: Easy Full Episode: A Taste of Churchill Downs (Season 4)

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a stainless steel or glass mixing bowl, whisk sugar, milk, eggs, cinnamon, cocoa powder and bourbon until thoroughly combined.
  3. Rip bread into small pieces and place in a well-greased baking pan. Pour the custard over the torn bread and allow to soak in for a few minutes.
  4. Cover bread pudding tightly with parchment paper and heavy-duty aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes, then gently shake the pan. If there is still movement of the ingredients, bake covered for 5-10 additional minutes.
  5. Cool bread pudding in refrigerator, uncovered. Once chilled completely, remove from baking dish and, on a cutting board, cut into 1-inch cubes.
  6. Deep-fry the bread pudding at 350 degrees in a countertop deep fryer until golden brown and crispy, about 1-2 minutes. If you don’t have a deep fryer, fill a pot with oil and heat over high heat until bubbling, then drop in the bread and cook until golden brown and crispy, about 1-2 minutes.
  7. While bread pudding bites are still hot, toss in a large mixing bowl with cinnamon and granulated sugar. Serve hot.
*Recipe should be made with parental guidance.

Equipment:

Measuring Cups
Measuring Spoons
Mixing Bowls
Whisk
Baking Pan
Deep Fryer
Full Episode: A Taste of Churchill Downs (Season 4)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 quart Whole Milk
  • 4 Eggs
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon Cocoa Powder
  • 2 ounces Bourbon*
  • 12 slices Day-old Bread
  • Equal parts Cinnamon and Sugar