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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Cooking my way to Italy!

My recipe contests are taking me to the height of adventure this week. I am going to ITALY!  As I pack my bags and dream of all that I will see in the next two weeks, I wanted to share the recipe that is responsible for such an incredible opportunity.  It is a simple bread pudding.  The best thing about this recipe is you can add your own variations- nuts, dried fruits, liquers- whatever suits your fancy!  Hope you enjoy and I look forward to sharing some fantastic Italian foodie photos when I return! Ciao!


  • 8 ounces Philadelphia Indulgence, milk chocolate , room temperature
  • 4 ounces Philadelphia Indulgence, white chocolate
  • 8 cups Italian loaf bread, cubed into 1" pieces
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. Mix cubed bread in a large bowl with milk chocolate indulgence, stirring to coat all pieces.
  3. In a seperate bowl, combine eggs, 1 T vanilla, milk, cream, 1 cup white sugar and mix with a hand mixer until well blended.
  4. Pour wet mixture over bread cubes and stir.
  5. Let bread sit for 5 minutes to soak up the liquid, stirring once or twice.
  6. Pour entire mixture into the casserole dish and cover with foil.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes, uncovering the last 5 minutes.
  8. To make the sauce, combine butter, white chocolate indulgence, 1/2 C white sugar and brown sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  9. Cook until all sugar has melted and remove from heat and stir in 1 T vanilla.
  10. Drizzle part of the sauce over the pudding, reserving the remainder to serve on the side.


  1. Great recipe, Cheryl!!!! Have an awesome trip!!!

  2. HAVE FUN Cheryl!!!!! Looking forward to hearing the details in person in VEGAS!