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       Title: White Chocolate Bread Pudding-The Palace Cafe
  Categories: Puddings, Desserts
       Yield: 8 servings
  
            PUDDING
       3 c  Whipping cream
      10 oz White chocolate
       1 c  Milk
     1/2 c  Sugar
       2    Eggs
       8    Egg yolks
       1    Loaf French bread,
            Sliced into 1/4 inch
            Pieces and dried in
            The oven
       2 tb Chocolate shavings
            For garnish
            SAUCE
       8 oz White chocolate
       3 oz Heavy cream
  
   The Palace Cafe, located on New Orleans' Canal Street in the old
   Werlein’s Building, is the newest restaurant from the Brennan family,
   who also operate some of the City’s finest restaurants: Commander’s
   Palace, Mr. B’s Bistro and Bacco. This dessert has become extremely
   popular, and has practically become The Palace Cafe’s signature
   dessert.
   
   You will absolutely slay your guests if you make this. I've had dinner
   guests describe this dessert as “orgasmic”, and “the best dessert
   I've ever had”.
   
   Heat the cream in a double boiler and add the white chocolate; when
   the chocolate is melted, remove from heat.
   
   In a double boiler, heat the milk, sugar, eggs and egg yolks until
   warm. Blend the egg mixture into the cream and chocolate mixture.
   
   Place the bread slices in a baking pan. Pour 1/2 of the mixture over
   the bread and let settle for a while, making sure the bread soaks up
   all the mixture. Top with the rest of the mixture. Cover with
   aluminum foil and bake at 275 degrees for 1 hour. Remove the foil and
   bake for an additional 15 minutes until the top is golden brown.
   
   For the sauce: Gently melt the white chocolate in a double boiler.
   Remove from heat and mix in heavy cream. Spoon over bread pudding.
   Serves 8. Walt MM
  
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