Dessert • Sweet
This bread pudding reminds me of the holidays because it’s warm, sweet and cool like the winter season. It was a recipe that my friends and I enjoyed during one Christmas vacation at a Whistler lodge. It made was by someone who loves to get everyone together.
Preheat the oven to 375°F and position a rack in the centre of the oven. Grease a 2-quart baking dish with butter and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the cubed bread, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, melted butter and milk; mix thoroughly, then transfer to the prepared baking dish. (Optional: pour in the bourbon.) Then gently fold in the cherries.
Place in the oven and bake until puffed and golden brown on top, about 45 minutes. Set aside and let cool completely.
Serve each portion of bread pudding with vanilla bean ice cream.