Dark Chocolate Bourbon Bread Puddings
Treat yourself and your favorite dessert lover to these Dark Chocolate Bourbon Bread Puddings. This recipe makes two rich, indulgent servings!
Most dessert recipes make enough for a crowd. Now I’m not saying that’s a bad thing. Not at all. But there are times when you just want enough dessert for two. Whether it be Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, or just to cap off a special dinner.
Recently Quinn and I had a long overdue lazy weekend. No big projects, minimal work to do, snow outside. In other words, it was the perfect time to just hibernate a bit and spend some time together. I, of course, wanted to add a special dessert to at least one of our meals.
That’s where these bread puddings come into the picture. They are, without a doubt, one of my favorite desserts I’ve made in recent memory. The combination of bourbon, chocolate, and nuts is a favorite, and it works so amazingly well here. We both absolutely adored these. And with how simple they are to make, it’s a double win!
Other than getting some bread to use for these puddings, I had everything I needed to make these already in my kitchen. Milk, eggs, sugar, chocolate, and pecans are definitely staples around here. And I just happened to have a bottle of bourbon for times like these.
I had these little guys prepped and chilling in less than 10 minutes. How great is that? You’ll need to chill them for a bit before cooking them, but that just means you have to plan ahead a bit. Get them assembled in the morning or even the night before you’ll be serving them. Then just pop them in the oven and you’re done. And if you need to serve more than two, just scale the recipe.
A lot of bread puddings have a sauce or glaze on them. But these really don’t need anything else. They are plenty indulgent all on their own. The flavor is reall amazing just as they are. And you’ll keep the simple-to-make characteristic firmly in place by serving them without anything extra.