I made this for an office party today and my Southern-only-eats-things-out-of-a-can-and-never-been-out-of-Tennessee office mate said it was too “frou frou” for her. Everyone else loved it. Tell me what you think.

Amaretto Bread Pudding

1 loaf French bread
1 Qt half and half
2 TBS butter
3 eggs
1 ½ cups sugar
2 TBS almond extract
¾ cup golden raisins
¾ cup sliced almonds

Break bread into pieces and cover with half and half; let stand one hour. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease 9x13x2” dish with butter. Beat eggs, sugar, and almond extract in bowl. Stir them into bread and half and half mixture. Fold in the raisins and almonds and spread the mixture evenly into the dish. Place on middle rack and bake for 50 minutes. Cool, cut and serve with glaze.

Glaze

1 stick butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
4 TBS amaretto liquor

Stir butter and sugar over double boiler until melted. Remove from heat, whisk egg in well. Add liquor and stir.

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