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Category: Desserts

Police Academy Cafe Bread Pudding

Police Academy Cafe Bread Pudding
Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

Dear SOS: I've never been a fan of bread pudding, but the one served at the Los Angeles Police Academy Cafe is divine. Is a recipe possible? Glena Hughes Los Angeles Dear Glena: We got a quick-alert response to your ... Read more

Total time: 1 1/2 hours | Serves 8

Bread pudding

  • 9 cups cubed stale bread
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted, plus more for greasing
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg

Step 1Combine bread, milk, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, raisins, walnuts, cinnamon and nutmeg in bowl. Pour into well-greased 13x9-inch baking dish. Mixture will be very moist but not soupy.

Step 2Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown, about 1 hour. Cool slightly, then cut into squares and serve with Bourbon Sauce.

Bourbon sauce

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup Bourbon or orange juice

Step 1Melt butter with powdered sugar in saucepan over medium heat until butter is well incorporated. Remove from heat and blend in egg yolks. Pour in Bourbon, stirring constantly. Sauce will thicken as it cools.

Each serving:
833 calories; 611 mg sodium; 221 mg cholesterol; 40 grams fat; 114 grams carbohydrates; 15 grams protein; 1.07 grams fiber.
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