I’ve been cherishing my weekends more than ever lately since my workweeks have been extremely long and tedious. And this past weekend, my husband and I went on a little brunch date in the city, compliments of my friends at Grand Luxe Cafe. They invited us to visit and enjoy a wonderful brunch and we were delighted with all the offerings.
Just when we thought we had enough, we managed to squeeze a tiny bit of room to share a special dessert – Warm Sticky Bun Bread Pudding. This amazing dessert is made with bread cubes toasted in cinnamon spices, then baked in a silky custard. To serve, a heaping portion is garnished with whipped cream, drizzled with a whisky caramel sauce and sprinkled with sugared pecans for good measure.
Enjoying this dessert was the perfect ending to our special brunch. And as a special treat, my friends at Grand Luxe Cafe provided me with their recipe for their Warm Sticky Bun Bread Pudding! I adapted it for the Instant Pot and the recipe below calls for brioche or challah bread. I’ve also had great and delicious success making it with other breads. A favorite brand of bread my family enjoys is from La Brea Bakery. Originally from Los Angeles, California, the brand is readily available at many supermarkets. If you want to mute the sweetness of the bread pudding, try using any La Brea Bakery Reserve loaves.