Terry Thompson-Anderson, author of "Texas on a Plate," was a guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio (Sirius channel 112). He shared his recipe for peach and white chocolate bread pudding with schnapps whiskey sauce and Chantilly cream.




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 13-by-9-inch baking dish; set aside. In a 2-quart saucepan, combine the white chocolate, half-and-half, cinnamon, and butter. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring often, until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside.

  • Place croissant pieces in a large bowl and stir in the white chocolate mixture, blending well and breaking up the croissants. In bowl of electric mix, combine eggs and sugar; beat at medium speed until thickened, about 7 minutes.

  • Add the peaches, pecans, and vanilla; beat just to blend. Fold egg mixture into the croissants, blending well. Turn out into prepared baking dish and bake in preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes, or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Set aside to cool.

  • To serve, slice the warm pudding into squares. Place a portion of the peach sauce in the bottom of each serving bowl and set a square of pudding in the center. Top with a large dollop of Chantilly cream.