Hot Buttered Rum Bread Pudding
Rum, brown sugar, and warming spices (don't skip the black pepper!) combine in this aromatic dessert. Brioche is often used in bread pudding, but a sturdy loaf of white bread from the bakery is best here because it won't break down as much. If you prefer to omit the alcohol, substitute 1/4 cup maple syrup for 1 cup of rum in Step 2. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Follow recipe as directed.