Irish Car Bomb Bread Pudding

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[13 Mar 2010 | By | 3 Comment(s) ]
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We’ve already had an Irish Car Bomb Ice-cream recipe posted on the site, but I felt like I really needed to share this yummy concoction with you guys.

I love bread pudding, and I felt like the flavors in an Irish car bomb would really lend themselves to an interesting dessert combination.

I began by baking a loaf of Guinness Beer Bread earlier in the week.  I won’t detail the entire process here, since I followed the recipe in the link to the letter. The bread had a lovely crumb, and a wonderful Guinness flavor.  Had I not already planned to use it for this recipe, I would have devoured it warm slathered with butter or made sandwiches with it.  Maybe corned beef sandwiches, even….

Bread Pudding Ingredients:

1 loaf Guinness Beer Bread, cubed.
1 cup Baileys Irish Cream
1 cup cream
1 cup milk
3/4 cup sugar
4 whole eggs
1 cup chocolate chips

Jameson Whiskey Sauce Ingredients
8 oz. evaporated milk
1 egg yolk, beaten
1 cup sugar
1 stick butter, cut into small cubes.
2 jiggers whiskey

In a double boiler or heavy-bottomed saucepan over low heat, combine milk, egg yolk, sugar and butter. Stir constantly until butter has melted and mixture has reached 160F and coats the back of a spoon. Add whiskey and stir to combine. For a kid-friendly version, omit the whiskey and add a teaspoon of vanilla extract instead. The booze in the pudding has been cooked out, so you don’t have to worry about it adversely affecting the kiddos.

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  • Karen Lizzie said:

    The name of this pudding seems to be in remarkably poor taste! I don’t suppose you would think a 9/11 pudding was in good taste, so why is it OK if it is Irish?

  • Dot
    Dot said:

    Karen, It is named after a drink (shot) which has Irish Whiskey, Irish Cream, and Guinness. Hence the Irish part. The ‘car’ comes from it being a ‘side car’ (a shot on the side). It is a ‘bomb’ shot, as in you drop the shot glass into your beer then drink the whole thing. (the quintessential ‘bomb’ shot is the Jager Bomb, but there are other examples: http://www.barschool.com/bartending-blog/bomb-shots)

    I can see where it would be confusing, if you’ve never heard of the drink. And yes, plenty of shots have sexist or not very tasteful names, i think it’s the nature of the beast. In this case, it’s just i would think a clever play on the description of the drink . there are California Car Bombs, Canadian Car Bombs, etc.

    There are lo

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