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Irish Soda Bread Pudding with Bailey's Caramel Cream Sauce


For Soda Bread:

  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 3/4 cup buttermilk

For Irish Soda Bread Pudding:

  • 1 loaf Irish Soda Bread cubed
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup Bailey's Irish Cream liqueur add more or less to taste
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

For Bailey's Caramel Sauce:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 5 Tbs Salted Irish Butter I use Kerrygold brand
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbs Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur more or less to taste


For Irish Soda Bread:

  • Preheat oven to 425 F
  • Grease a round 9 inch cake pan and set aside
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients
  • Create a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour buttermilk into center
  • Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the flour mixture into the wet center in a circular motion, making sure to stir until ingredients are just combined. Be careful not to overwork the dough.
  • On a well floured surface, turn out dough and gently work it into an even round shape about 8 inches in diameter. I like to pat a little extra flour on top of mine, but that's optional.
  • Place dough in greased pan and make a cross using a knife in the top of the dough. Place another 9 inch round cake pan on top
  • Bake for 25 minutes, then remove top pan and continue to bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until a nice golden crust forms.

For Irish Soda Bread Pudding

  • Preheat oven to 300 F
  • Cube soda bread and place bread cubes on baking sheet
  • Lightly toast for 15-20 minutes
  • While bread is toasting, pour 1 cup of raisings into a bowl of warm water to rehydrate them
  • Pour toasted bread cubes into greased 9x13 casserole dish
  • In a large bowl, combine eggs, milk, yogurt, sugar, vanilla cinnamon and Irish cream liqueur
  • Drain water off of raising and toss them into the casserole dish with the bread cubes
  • Pour egg mixture over bread cubes, trying to make sure each cube of bread is covered with some of the mixture
  • For best results, cover and refrigerate overnight to allow the bread to really soak up the liquid. If time does not permit, you can go ahead and bake now.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • Uncover dish and bake for 40-45 minutes
  • Serve with hot Bailey's Caramel Cream Sauce and enjoy!

Bailey's Caramel Cream Sauce:

  • Add 1/2 cup water to small saucepan and bring to a boil
  • Whisk sugar into boiling water and bring up to a rapid boil
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and cover with a lid. Allow to boil for 6-8 minutes, or until sugar and water begin to turn an amber brown color.
  • Gently add in cubed butter, making sure not to splatter the mixture onto your hands. Whisk vigorously as the mixture will begin to bubble quickly
  • Slowly add in the heavy whipping cream and whisk until foaming mostly subsides
  • Add in vanilla and liqueur. Bring mixture back to a boil just to thicken, then remove completely from heat and allow to cool slightly before serving.
  • Pour over Irish Soda Bread Pudding and store remaining in a jar and keep refrigerated. Enjoy!

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