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Thursday, March 24, 2011

White Chocolate Key Lime Bread Pudding with Key Lime Whipped Cream and TART Key Lime Sauce

Middle-Class Martha went to Fairhope, AL for Spring Break.  Two days before we left I opened my Southern Living Magazine to find an article about touring Fairhope.   One of the "must see" restaurants was called "The Wash House".  It was said to be famous for Keylime Bread Pudding.   I have had Keylime pie before but had never heard of bread pudding with Keylime.
I really wanted eat at The Wash House but it did not fit into our itinerary :(   I returned home at the end of the week, still thinking about Keylime.
Beautiful Sunset at the Bay!

The following White Chocolate Key Lime Bread Pudding Recipe is my version of the Southern Treat.   I would LOVE to hear from anyone, who has eaten at The Wash House, to see how my recipe compares.  

I created the recipe and after a few variations, did a test run on my MOPS group (Mother's of Preschoolers) with RAVE REVIEWS!

White Chocolate Keylime Bread Pudding
Tres Sucre Chocolatiere Original Recipe

1 Loaf French Bread
1 Baguette
2 Cups Heavy Cream
2 Cups Milk
1/2 Cup Lime Sugar (*Recipe Below)
1/2 Brown Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
5 Eggs
1/2 Cup Fresh Squeezed Key Lime Juice

6 Tbs Butter cubed
1/2 cup Pecans
8 oz White Chocolate

1. Cube Bread and set it out Overnight to dry.
2. Mix Cream, Milk, Lime Sugar, Brown Sugar, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Eggs
    and Key Lime Juice
3. Layer cubed dry Bread,  Butter, Pecans and White Chocolate in a well buttered
4. Pour cream and egg mixture over bread.  Carefully press down on bread to make
    sure all of the bread is covered.
5. Cook on low for 3 hours in crockpot or in a well buttered pan in the oven at 350 for
    35 to 45 mins.

Save yourself the trouble of scrubbing your crockpot with Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners!
Thank You Marjorie for the AMAZING TIP!

Left to Right: Lemon Sugar, Orange Sugar and Key Lime Sugar

Zest from 8 Key Limes
2 Cups of Sugar

Place in Food processor until blended.  Set out on baking pan for 1 hour and then place in an airtight container.

Top Left: Lemon Sugar
Middle: Orange Sugar
Bottom Right: Key Lime Sugar
Lemon Sugar: Use Zest from 2 Lemons and 2 Cups of Sugar.
Orange Sugar: I used Zest from 2 Oranges and 2 segments of orange with as much white pith removed as possible and 3 Cups of Sugar.

Serve the Key Lime Bread Pudding with TART Key Lime Sauce, SWEET Key Lime Sauce and Key Lime Whipped Cream and Ritz-y Graham Cracker Topping

Top Sauce: TART Key Lime Sauce
Middle: Key Lime Whipped Cream
Bottom Sauce: SWEET Key Lime Sauce

TART Key Lime Sauce
1 cup Key Lime Sugar
1/4 Cup Lemon Sugar
1/2 Cup Water 
1 cup Fresh Key Lime Juice
1 drop Green Food coloring

2 TBS Cornstarch
5 TBS Water

1. In a sauce pan Dissolve Cornstarch in 5 TBS Water stir well to prevent clumping.
2. Add all the above ingredients and bring to a boil

*This Sauce was far to TART for me.  My husband, Son and some of our friends LOVED IT!
So What is a Chocolatier to do but add White Chocolate and Try AGAIN!

SWEET Key Lime Sauce
1 Cup TART Key Lime Sauce
2 Cups Heavy Cream
6 oz White Chocolate
1/4 Cup Sour Cream

1. Heat TART sauce, Heavy Cream and White Chocolate in sauce pan over medium to low heat.  Stir continuously until chocolate in melted and blended completely.
2. Remove from Heat and Stir in Sour Cream

Key Lime Whipped Cream
1 cup Heavy Cream (Very Cold)
1/2 Cup Sour Cream
2 Tbs Lime Sugar
1 Tbs Fresh Key Lime Juice

1. Combine all ingredients in Stand Mixer and Beat until soft peaks form

RITZ-Y Graham Cracker Topping
2 oz Ritz Brown Sugar Cinnamon Crackers
2 oz Graham Crackers

Place the Ritz Crackers and Graham Crackers in food processor and mix until no lumps remain.

Tres Sucre Chocolatiere Original Key Lime Bread Pudding

Middle-Class Martha

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