Panera Bread (called St. Louis Bread Company in the St. Louis metropolitan area) is a chain of bakery–cafĂ© quick casual restaurants in the United States and Canada that sells breads, sandwiches, soups, salads, and other bakery items. This site will provide copycat recipes and recipes using products sold at the Panera Bread restaurants. Panera Bread Co. has 1,736 bakery cafes in 45 states and Canada under the Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Co. and Paradise Bakery & Cafe brands.




Coffee Bread Pudding

Panera Bread Coffee Bread Pudding
Copycat Recipe

5 cups day old bread
1/2 cups expresso
3 cups half and half
5 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup pecans
2 tablespoons butter

Caramel Sauce
3 3/4 ounces sugar
2 ounces water
6 ounces heavy cream
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and  butter a 2-qt. baking dish.

Pudding:  Place bread in a shallow bowl. Pour the espresso and  half and half over the bread and allow to soak for 1 hour.In a separate bowl beat the eggs add the sugar and mix well. Add the nutmeg and  vanilla extract; mix well. Pour mixture over bread. Add the raisins and  pecans. Dot with butter. Bake 45 to 60 mins..Serve with Caramel sauce or Whipped Cream

Caramel Sauce: Combine the sugar with water. Bring to boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Boil syrup while swirling pan until deep golden caramel. Remove from heat. Add the heavy cream (will bubble) slowly. Cook sauce over low heat stirring until smooth. Add the unsalted butter and stir until melted.

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