How’s that strike you for a Fat Tuesday post? I needed to shoot a “Brunch Story” for work and one of the products was a beautiful ceramic baking dish. I immediately had visions of bread pudding dancing through my head! I’ve been wanting to do a croissant version of this classic breakfast bake and this project forced my hand.
I have a new VP in my department and he is wonderful! His name is Laurie Gates and he is famous for his hand painted table ware. He’s been a personality on QVC and his line is carried in top retailers across the country. I have an excellent opportunity to continue my education of the Table Top Industry under his exceptional tutelage. Can you tell I’m feeling him? I don’t mean to gush but, it’s fantastic to report to a person that you respect but who also respects your talents and perspective! Also, he doesn’t know about or read my blog. So, don’t try to accuse me of sucking up! Hahaha
Anyway, shooting this brunch story brought this fantastic bread pudding to the table. I made it my own by adding a Maple Butter Glaze that will NOT disappoint!
You will need the following:
- 12 croissants, cut in half, buttered, then cut in thirds
- 4 cups heavy whipping cream
- 6 large eggs
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp sea salt
- In a greased 9×13 baking dish, place buttered chucks of croissant.
- Whisk remaining ingredients together until thoroughly combined, and pour over croissants. Gently press down on the croissants to encourage the absorption of the liquid. Allow to continue absorbing for 30 minutes to an hour.
- Place in a 350 degree oven for 50-60 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
- Allow to cool for a few minutes before drizzling with the glaze. Serve warm.
Maple Butter Glaze
Whisk together 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 a stick of melted butter and 1/2 cup pure maple syrup until smooth. If too thick, add water a teaspoon at a time until the glaze reaches the desired consistency.
Sorry in advance for too many pictures of the glaze process! My boy was helping me and I always get snap happy when I have a helper 🙂
Yep, it’s THAT simple! Make this for your next brunch gathering or a holiday breakfast. You’ll be a freaking hero!