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Coconut Bread Pudding Recipe

Coconut Bread Pudding

1 lb. loaf of white bread, cut in 1" cubes
1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1/3 cup dried apricots, julienne cut
30 oz. Coco Lopez cream of coconut
2 cups whole milk
1 Tbs. vanilla extract
6 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar

vanilla ice cream
chocolate shavings
whipped cream
toasted coconut
powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350F.

Line bottom of a 10 X 13 X 3" pan with half of the white bread. Evenly sprinkle half of the julienne apricots and half of the shredded coconut over the bread. Top with the remaining bread cubes and then the remaining apricots and coconut. Distribute evenly.

In a saucepan, heat milk, coconut cream, vanilla and granulated sugar until the sugar completely dissolves and the milk is tepid but not hot. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat.

In a separate mixing bowl, beat the eggs, then temper them by slowly adding 1 cup of warm milk mixture while stirring. Slowly pour the egg/milk mixture back in the warm milk and stir until well incorporated. Ladle the mixture over the bread, making sure all the bread gets moist. Cover with foil and bake in a water bath for 1 hour. Remove foil and bake for another 5 - 10 minutes until golden.

Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on one side and whipped cream on the other. Sprinkle chocolate shavings on whipped cream and dust bread pudding with powdered sugar. Finish with toasted coconut on the ice cream.

Serves 6 - 8. From Bearsy and THE RAINFOREST CAFE



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