Back in May as I was checking the Places In The Home Facebook page a particular post from NESTLÉ Coffee-mate Natural Bliss caught my attention. Coffee-mate was announcing their Publish My Bliss Recipe contest on the Coffee-mate Natural Bliss Facebook page. The rules for the contest seemed simple enough. The recipe submission must include at least one (1) Coffee-mate Natural Bliss ingredient (all-natural Caramel, Sweet Cream, Vanilla, or Low Fat Vanilla), step-by-step instructions, preparation instructions, cooking time and temperature, and recipe title. The opportunity to have one of my recipes published in the Blissfully Delicious recipe cookbook along with those of celebrity chef Claire Robinson and NESTLÉ Kitchens was very appealing. I submitted my Vanilla Bread Pudding With Vanilla Sauce recipe with high hopes and fingers crossed.
You can only imagine how thrilled I was to receive an email notification stating my recipe, Vanilla Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce, was 1 of 10 selected in the Publish My Bliss recipe contest and would be included in the cookbook, Blissfully Delicious.
The holidays present the perfect occasion for A game dishes and desserts, and this Vanilla Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce recipe rises to the occasion.
Vanilla Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce
For the Bread Pudding:
1 loaf (1 pound) French bread
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup half-and-half
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup Vanilla Flavor NESTLÉ Coffee-mate Natural Bliss All-Natural Coffee Creamer
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
For the sauce~
½ cup butter or margarine
½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup heavy whipping cream
¼ cup Vanilla Flavor NESTLÉ Coffee-mate Natural Bliss All-Natural Coffee Creamer
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
For bread pudding:
Preheat oven to 350. Spray 13 X 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
Break French bread into small pieces; place into prepared pan. Melt butter or margarine. Pour over bread. Combine sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract in large bowl. Add cream, half and half, and Coffee-mate Natural Bliss; mix well. Pour over bread pieces.
Bake for 40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon.
Combine butter or margarine, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cream, and Coffee-mate Natural Bliss in small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until mixture thickens and comes to a full boil. Remove from heat.
Stir in vanilla extract.
Serve warm with bread pudding.