In case you don’t have a traditional dessert for this holiday season “big turkey” day, you might want to try this one. It is quite lovely.
You will need:
- 3 1/2 cups milk
- 3 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup cream sherry
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
- 9 whole large eggs
- 9 large egg yolks
- 1 cup golden raisins (you might even try cranberries)
- pinch of cinnamon
- 6 croissants (torn up into large pieces)
Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Stir the milk, cream, sugar and vanilla in a large saucepan over a medium heat just until the sugar melts and the mixture is warm (not hot). This will take about 8-10 minutes.
Remove from heat , stir in the cream sherry and allow to cool just enough so you don’t ‘scramble’ the eggs that you have beat together. Whisk together the eggs, yolks and cinnamon into the warm milk mixture. Place the croissant pieces in a 13x 9 inch baking dish (buttered).
Now pour the custard gently over the pieces and simply sprinkle the raisins over the top. Gently submerge the pieces and let stand for about 20 minutes. You will need a large roasting pan to bake this. Place the baking dish inside the roaster and pour warm water to fill the pan halfway up the baking dish side.
Bake 1 hour 15 minutes or until it is firm when touched. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Ouch…my waistband is hurting…..
This one will garner a group hug for sure.
Taste Rating: 9.6