French Food Friday - Berry Almond Croissant Bread Pudding
You are going to love this recipe as it is one of those you can enjoy hot or cold.
French Boyfriend will be eating the leftovers for his breakfast this morning but he had to wait until I had taken a photo to share with you....
Berry Almond Croissant Bread Pudding
5–6 croissants, cut into 1″ cubes (enough to fill your baking dish)
2 cups (500ml) milk
4 large eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup berries (I used raspberries)
1/4 cup nuts (I used sliced almonds)
powdered sugar to dusting
Layer half of the croissants into a baking dish. Sprinkle in half of your fresh berries. Layer the rest of the croissants on top.
In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, almond extract and salt. Pour the mixture over the croissants. To make sure all the pieces get moistened, tilt the baking dish all around, and gently press them into the liquid.
Top with the rest of your berries and sprinkle the nuts on top if using. Let stand for 15 minutes (or cover and place in fridge if making ahead) while your oven preheats to 175/350F.
Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a thin knife inserted into the center comes out clean. The center should be set and puffed up when done. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.
To make ahead, cover and store in the fridge overnight. When ready to bake, remove from fridge, preheat your oven to 175/350F and bake as instructed.