Alright, I've been thinking about bread pudding since Thanksgiving and finally made one this past weekend.
First, on Friday night I made some pralines that were really made specifically for this bread pudding.
Yesterday morning I cubed the staled French bread I got Saturday and put it to soak up all the custardy goodness. After mixing in chopped up pieces of pralines I folded in twelve onces of Mauthe's Creole Cream Cheese that I dropped in about half teaspoon increments. Added more chopped praline on top and into the oven it went to bake.
I did make a sauce using a caramel cream liqueur but last night I had mine without it and it was delicious just like that. Rich, moist and decadent. I'll have to write this recipe down for sure.