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Certain flavors scream Wisconsin to me, and for me the flavors in an Old Fashion bring me right into a Wisconsin supper club. A traditional Wisconsin Old Fashion is muddled with orange, cherry, sugar and bitters. Typically it is bourbon, brandy, whiskey for the booze, and it is one of my favorite drinks. I love finding different flavor variations from the traditional, and one of my favorites is maple.
LorAnn Oils & Flavors sent me a maple flavored oil made for baking, and I knew that this was the perfect opportunity to use it in a bread pudding. LorAnn Oils & Flavors was founded in 1962. Originally, LorAnn Oils bottled and distributed about 8 to 10 core essential oils such as peppermint and clove and distribution was limited to pharmacies. Over the years, the business has expanded its product offerings and we now sell to a wide variety of retailers, manufacturers, health practitioners and home consumers. Today, the company services over 30,000 customers in 51 countries. LorAnn is known for concentrated, professional strength flavorings and essential oils, but the LorAnn product line encompasses a variety of candy making and baking supplies in addition to our many flavoring options: Super-Strength Flavors, Premium Vanilla Extracts, Vanilla Bean Paste, Bakery Emulsions and the Flavor Fountain line of flavorings for frozen yogurt and ice cream. Nearly all food products are certified kosher, without added sugar, and gluten-free, and are available in retail and bulk sizes.
This bread pudding uses brioche bread as the base. The milk and cream are combined with eggs, maple, and all the traditional Wisconsin Old Fashion ingredients. The pudding bakes in about 50 minutes and I serve it with a warm maple caramel sauce. If I had to pick a favorite dessert bread pudding will always be at the top of my list because it is such a satisfying and rich dessert.
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Maple Bourbon Old Fashion Bread Pudding
- 12 oz brioche bread, cubed
- ⅓ cup maraschino cherries
- 3 eggs
- ½ cup bourbon
- 1 tablespoon maple baking emulsion
- 1 teaspoon maraschino cherry juice
- 2 teaspoon fresh orange zest
- ½ teaspoon bitters
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 cups milk
- ½ cup caramel topping
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- Powdered Sugar
- In a 12-inch oven safe pan (I use cast iron, if you use something else I recommend greasing the pan), layer cubed bread evenly. Place cherries on top of the bread cubes.
- In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, bourbon, maple, cherry juice, zest, bitters, and sugar.
- Next, whisk in the cream and milk.
- Pour the egg mixture evenly over the bread. Cover and chill for 2 hours before baking.
- Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Uncover the bread pudding and bake for 50 minutes. Just before the pudding is done cooking, mix together the caramel and maple syrup. Remove bread pudding from the oven and allow it to rest for about 5 minutes. It will be very puffy when it comes out of oven and will sink as it cools.
- Plate and top with a little maple caramel sauce and a little powdered sugar.
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