*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
              White-Chocolate Bread Pudding with Irish Whiskey
 Recipe By     : Ann Miner <annminer@nauticom.net>
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Puddings
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/2  cups          whipping cream
      3/4  cup           Irish Whiskey
    9      tablespoons   sugar
      1/2                vanilla bean; split lengthwise
    2      tablespoons   cold water
      3/4  teaspoon      cornstarch
                         Bread Pudding:
    2      cups          milk (do not use low-fat or nonfat)
    1      cup           sugar
    6      large         eggs
    2      large         eggs
    1      teaspoon      vanilla extract
    8      ounces        day-old French bread; cut into 1
                         (about 11 cups)
    1      cup           semisweet chocolate chips
    3      ounces        white chocolate; cut into 1/2
  For Sauce:  Combine cream, whiskey and sugar in heavy small saucepan.
  Scrape in seeds from vanilla bea; add bean. Bring to simmer over high
  heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low. Mix 2
  tablespoons water and cornstarch in bowl until smooth.  Add to cream
  mixture; simmer until smooth.  Add to cream mixture; simmer until
  sauce thickens slightly and leaves path when finger is drawn across
  back of spoon, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes.  Strain sauce
  into small bowl.  Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, about 1
  hour. For Bread Pudding:  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Whisk milk,
  sugar, eggs, yolks and vanilla in large bowl until well blended.  Mix
  in bread. Let stand 20 minutes. Stir both chocolates into bread
  mixture.  Transfer to 8-inch square glass baking dish.  Place baking
  dish in large baking pan.  Add enough hot waer to pan to come 1 inch
  up sides of baking dish. Bake until pudding is set, about 1 hour.
  Remove baking dish from water.  Cool pudding slightly and sere warm
  with chilled sauce.
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