Vanilla Cognac Croissant Pudding

My all-time favorite ice-cream flavor is rum-raisin.  Some time back, I thought of combining that flavor with a warm dessert like bread-pudding but unfortunately I had neither any stale white bread nor any rum at home.  So I switched the ingredients with those that I did have – Vanilla Cognac and stale croissants. Using Croissants was not entirely an original idea of mine because Raku (refer to the favorite restaurant section of the blog) has a croissant pudding to die for.  So I just added my own bit to it – namely vanilla cognac.


  1. 3 whole eggs
  2. 3 egg yolks
  3. ¾ cup sugar
  4. 3/4  cup green raisins
  5. 1/4 cup vanilla cognac (can also switch with regular cognac)
  6. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract.
  7. 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  8. 2 cups half and half
  9.  6 croissants.


1.    Soak the raisins in the vanilla cognac for 1-2 hours.
2.    Heat the oven at 350 degree Fahrenheit.
3.    Mix the eggs, sugar, yolks, vanilla extract, whipping cream and half and half in a bowl using a whisk (later referred to as egg mixture)
4.    Slice the croissants down the middle.
5.    In a large baking dish or individual sized baking dish, lay down the bottoms of the croissant in the baking dish.

6.    Pour the cognac and raisins over these bottom halves of the croissants and spread the raisins out evenly.
7.    Then pour about half of the egg mixture over the croissant halves, ensuring that all the croissants get soaked evenly.
8.    Cover with the croissant tops and then pour the rest of the egg mixture evenly.
9.    In another large baking dish, pour some hot water and place the pudding pan in it and cover it with either a foil or a well-fitted lid.
10.    Place in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes.
11.    Remove the lid and bake for another 5 minutes.
12.    Serve with coffee or hot chocolate.

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  1. Permalink Submitted by Shilpa Patel on Thu, 09/02/2012 - 23:13

    well done Shabnam! I looked at your beta version earlier as well – but his one is much nicer and I see that you have added a whole lot of other recipes! I’m having fun reading them!

    • Permalink Submitted by Shabnam on Thu, 09/02/2012 - 23:20

      Thanks Shilpa!!!! I hope you find it easy to follow…and I would really appreciate it if you could pass it to your friends and family! Hope to see you soon!

  2. Permalink Submitted by ritu on Fri, 10/02/2012 - 02:02

    Hi Shabnam..nice recipes will surely try them.Will thank Vandita di for letting us know about your blog!All the best!!!!

  3. Permalink Submitted by Shabnam on Fri, 10/02/2012 - 02:50

    Thanks Ritu!!! Appreciate your feedback! Let me know if you try any of the recipes out 🙂

  4. Permalink Submitted by ravina Srinivasan on Sat, 11/02/2012 - 12:52

    Hi Shabnam..great news! I love the step by step pictures..very easy to follow..dying to try out..most ingredients available hare.
    Love Rivi didi

    • Permalink Submitted by Shabnam on Sat, 11/02/2012 - 21:18

      Thank you Rivi Didi – at last I did it!!!! Do try the recipes out and send me some feedback. I hope to see you in Delhi – will keep you posted when my plans are finalized!

  5. Permalink Submitted by Bibu on Tue, 21/02/2012 - 19:18

    Tried this recipe with orange cognac because I did not have the kind required in the recipe…it was GREAT!!! everyone loved it from my 4 year old nephew to my hubby!!!

  6. Permalink Submitted by Shabnam on Tue, 21/02/2012 - 19:34

    Thanks Bibu!!! That is high praise indeed – makes me very happy 🙂

  7. Permalink Submitted by sucharita sanyal on Sat, 03/08/2013 - 02:19

    Jotting down this one and making it for my next lunch/dinner get together. Should go down well on any rainy day

    • Permalink Submitted by Shabnam on Wed, 07/08/2013 - 16:40

      Let me know how it turns out 🙂 BTW a day or two old – stale croissants work better in this recipe!

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