Harry Potter Halloween Party! Part 3
Part 3 of our Harry Potter Halloween Party culminates with a sweet treat! Our Butter Beer Bread Pudding balances out our Pretzel-Rod Wands and Chinese Fireballs with a sweet butterscotch sauce and a cinnamony nutmeg custardy bread pudding. These mini bread puddings are a perfect single serve size. You’ll feel like you’re at the Leaky Cauldron once you take a bit of these buttery babies!
You’ll never guess that this pudding is a little lighter than the full fat version. So find a muffin tin and some liners! You’ve got pudding to make!
Butter Beer Bread Pudding
1/2 loaf of French Bread
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 cup half and half
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup raisins (optional)
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 ounces butterscotch schnapps
2 tablespoons half and half
Pinch of salt
1. Preheat oven to 325. Cut French bread into cubes. Set aside.
2. Add remaining ingredients and whisk together in a large bowl.
3. Add the bread to the mixture, and chill for 15 minutes.
4. Stir the bread mixture, and chill for another 15 minutes.
5. Line a muffin tin with cup cake liners.
6. Add the mixture to the tin and bake at 325 for 40 minutes, checking periodically, or until the bread pudding is done.
7. In a small sauce pan, combine the brown sugar and butter.
8. Add the Schnapps, half and half, and salt.
9. bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for about 1 minute. Pull from heat to allow to thicken.
10. Add the cooled pudding to a plate and top with about 1 tablespoon sauce.
- Bread Pudding:
- 1/2 loaf of French Bread
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup half and half
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/2 ounces butterscotch schnapps
- 2 tablespoons half and half
- Pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 325. Cut French bread into cubes. Set aside.
- Add remaining ingredients and whisk together in a large bowl.
- Add the bread to the mixture, and chill for 15 minutes.
- Stir the bread mixture, and chill for another 15 minutes.
- Line a muffin tin with cup cake liners.
- Add the mixture to the tin and bake at 325 for 40 minutes, checking periodically, or until the bread pudding is done.
- In a small sauce pan, combine the brown sugar and butter.
- Add the Schnapps, half and half, and salt.
- bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for about 1 minute. Pull from heat to allow to thicken.
- Add the cooled pudding to a plate and top with about 1 tablespoon sauce.
Crystal is the founder of Simply Playful Fare. She has been in the kitchen for as long as she can remember. She has a degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing.
13 thoughts on “Harry Potter Halloween Party! Part 3”
I think I just died and went to heaven. Can we be best friends please? You had me at Harry Potter. Then I saw that it was butter beer bread pudding, and I died all over again. I am so having a Harry Potter party and making this recipe. This may be the best WIAW post that I have ever seen! Clearly I’m crazy and you can run away now lol
Um, yes, we can be best friends now. 🙂 Haha! The bread pudding is really good, but the sauce is what truly makes this recipe! I think every time I ate one, I added more than the serving size of sauce. The best part is you can have a Harry Potter party at any time of the year, not just Halloween! 🙂
What a cute idea! Love the theme ….coming from another English teacher
Thanks Andrea! 🙂
My that looks tasty! I definately need to try this soon. They would make a great cold weather dessert.
Thanks Chantelle! It’s a cozy dessert for sure! 🙂
This sounds so yummy and fun! Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!
I can just picture making these with raisin challah bread. Is there a substitute for the butterscotch schnapps though cause I’m not much of a drinker and I can’t see buying a bottle just for this. I’m curious how many portions the bread pudding makes.
The bread pudding makes 12 portions, so a regular muffin tin is perfect. I don’t know what substitute would work best, since I haven’t tried any. You could try butterscotch syrup from the ice cream department and omit half the sugar, because it might be too sweet. If your local liquor store carries one ounce bottles you could check for butterscotch schnapps. I know that not all liquor stores do, because it’s a marketing thing. For example, they have them here in Montana. 😉
I may just add a splash of rum to the sauce instead. 🙂 The ‘butterscotch’ flavour already comes from the butter and brown sugar. Thank you.
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I love this – and while it is for Halloween – Bread Pudding is traditional food for Mardi Gras so I’m sharing it on FB as well as repinning. My favorite part is that your party was a Harry Potter party!
My daughter and I purchased YG about 3 weeks ago and have add many new categories including her favorite category: Geek Food for the Geek Culture – she is a tribe member – so the foods all served at your Harry Potter family and any other Dr. Who, Star Wars etc…. related recipes would be more than welcome to our newest category on Yum Goggle!
Thank you so much for stopping by! I’m excited about the new Geek Food category and to see what the future holds for Yum Google. Thank you for sharing the bread pudding. I hope you like the recipe!