Jack Daniels Bread Pudding

Serves 8

What you need for bread pudding:

12 Hawaiian Bread Rolls (or any kind of soft roll)

6 eggs

1 cup brown sugar

4 tablespoons of vanilla

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

1 pint whole milk

1 pint half and half

1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Butter or cooking spray to grease pan

What you need for Jack Daniels Sauce:

1 pint heavy cream

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup sugar

3 1/2 tablespoons of Jack Daniels Whiskey (add more or less to taste)

4 tablespoons of corn starch and about 1-2 teaspoons of water mixed together to make a thick paste

What to do:

Generously butter a 9-inch square baking dish. 

Cube the rolls, I got about 4-6 cubes from each roll.  Toss cubed rolls into baking dish.

In a bowl, mix together the eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Mix well.

Add in the half and half, stir.  Stir in the milk.

Pour milk mixture over the bread crumbs and toss well. Make sure all of the bread is nicely coated.  

Gently press down the bread crumbs and sprinkle with raisins. 

Cover with foil and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight (I let mine sit overnight).

When ready, pre-heat oven to 325F and bake for 1 hour or until set. The edges should be browned and the center still a little jiggly when moved. 

What to do for Jack Daniels Sauce:

In a saucepan, heat the cream and sugar until hot. (do not boil) While it is heating up whisk the sugar to help is dissolve. 

Once the cream and sugar mixture has gotten hot, add in the cornstarch paste and cinnamon. Whisk until thickened.

Add in the Jack Daniels to taste and whisk.

Drizzle over bread pudding. (I drizzled the sauce over each individual serving instead of the whole dish at once)

Serve Warm