Babka Bread Pudding

December 14, 2020
Created by Harmons
2 hours
Serves 4
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp orange liqueur, such as dry curacao
  • 1 Harmons babka bread, cut into 1" pieces (about 5 cups)
  • Butter, softened, for greasing
  • 8 oz white chocolate chips
  • Freshly grated orange zest

In a large bowl, combine milk, cream, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and orange liqueur. Add babka and push down with a spoon. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, pushing babka into liquid occasionally.

Preheat oven to 350°. Butter a 1 quart dish.

Pour bread pudding mixture into prepared pan and bake until firm and toasted in spots, 40-50 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.

Fill a saucepan 1/3 full with water over medium heat. In a bowl not touching water, add white chocolate and melt, stirring occasionally. Drizzle over bread pudding. Sprinkle with orange zest.