When you even surprise yourself

I don't know about you but I am very hard on myself. I never think that what I make is quite good enough. Everyone else can rave about how its the best they ever had, blah, blah, blah. But I always see room for a change or improvement. ( Don't worry im working on it) But I needed to come up with something for a contest and this is what I came up with and let me tell you. This is amazing. Even I think so :). Honestly when I tasted it, I was like you don't need to change a thing Katie this is great.
Salted Caramel White Chocolate Bread Pudding

1 cup of heavy cream

1 cup of half and half

2 teaspoons of cinnamon

1/2 of a 1lb loaf of dense white bread

12 oz of white chocolate chips, divided

6 egg yolks

1/2 cup of sugar

2 teaspoons of coarse sea salt

2 teaspoons of vanilla

Caramel Sauce -
1/2 cup of caramel ice cream sauce
2 teaspoons of coarse sea salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 3 1/2 quart baking dish with non stick spray Heat cream, half and half, vanilla until it comes to a boil then turn it down to a simmer, mix in 10 oz of white chocolate and stir until combined and completely melted. Then set aside to cool. Chop the bread into 1 inch cubes and set aside in a large bowl. In a bowl mix the egg yolks, sugar, salt and cinnamon together, add in the warm cream mixture and whisk to combine. Pour the custard mixture over the bread and stir to coat every piece and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then pour into the baking dish and sprinkle with the remaining white chocolate chips. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until the top is light golden brown and the custard is pretty much set.

Heat the caramel sauce and salt together for about 30 seconds in the microwave and drizzle over the warm bread pudding.

I can finally post this. I wasn't chosen for the contest, oh well.

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