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       Title: Orange And Honey Bread Pudding
  Categories: New, Text, Import
       Yield: 4 servings
  
  
         1    stick (4 ounces) unsalted
   :          butter
        30 sl French bread, between 1/8
   :          and 1/4-inch thick,
     1 1/2    inches in diameter, -- about
         3    to 4 ounces
         2 c  milk
         1 c  heavy cream
       2/3 c  honey, -- preferably orange
   :          blossom
         3    California navel oranges
         5 lg eggs
   
   Note: The oranges can be peeled and sliced after using
   their zest to flavor the pudding. Sprinkle them with a
   little sugar and orange liqueur and serve them along
   with the pudding.
   
   Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Melt the butter and
   cool it slightly. Dip one side of each slice of bread
   into the butter and arrange the bread, buttered side
   up and slightly overlapping in a shallow 1 1/2 quart
   baking dish.
   
   Combine the milk, cream and honey in a saucepan. Strip
   the zest from the oranges with a vegetable peeler and
   add to the pan. Be careful not to include any of the
   white pith under the zest or the pith might contribute
   a bitter flavor. Bring the mixture to a boil over
   medium heat, remove from heat and allow to stand about
   5 minutes for the zests to steep and flavor the
   mixture.
   
   Whisk the eggs until liquid in a large mixing bowl,
   then whisk in the hot milk and cream mixture. Do not
   overbeat or the custard will have a great deal of foam
   on the surface. Strain the custard back into the pan
   and skim the foam from the surface with a large spoon.
   Pour the custard over the bread in the dish, pouring
   so that the bread is evenly soaked and rises to the
   surface.
   
   Place the baking dish in another larger pan and pour
   warm water into the pan to come halfway up the side of
   the baking dish. Bake the bread pudding for about 45
   minutes, until the custard is set and the bread is an
   even golden color.
   
   Recipe By     :COOK'S CHOICE SHOW #CH1222
   
                                         Date: Sun, 27
   Oct 1996 20:59:38 -0500
  
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