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       Title: Alyce Mantia’s Almond Bread Pudding
  Categories: Desserts, Bakery
       Yield: 8 Servings
 MMMMM-------------------ALYCE MANTIA (KRBS41A------------------------
       6    Croissants; large, cut
            -crosswise in 1/2 slices
       8    Eggs; large, beaten slightly
       2 c  Sugar
       3 c  Half-and-half
       1 tb Amaretto
       2 ts Vanilla
     1/4 c  Almond paste; about 3 oz,
            -cut into bits
     1/2 c  Almonds; slivered
   Butter a baking pan, 9x13 and place the smallest croissant rounds in a
   lawyon in the bottom.  Then top with a layer of the larger ones,
   until all are arranged in the pan. Whisk the eggs and sugar together
   well, then whisk in the half-and-half, Amaretto and vanilla, mixing
   well. Pour over the croissant rounds. Sprinkle the almond paste over
   the top and push down with a spoon so that the bread absorbs the
   liquid. Let set for 10-20 minutes at room temperature. Sprinkle the
   almonds over the top and bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes, or until
   golden and puffed. Serve warm or at room temperature.