How did I know that? It was elementary, my dear Watson. As I was posting this L.A. Times Test Kitchen recipe online for bread pudding drizzled with whiskey sauce -- it's on the menu at Handlebars Food & Saloon in Silverton, Colo. -- I realized that we've published a bunch of bread-pudding recipes of late.
And many of them are Culinary SOS requests -- that's when readers ask Times Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter to help them get their mitts on one of their favorite restaurant recipes.
See? I told you it was elementary.
So I put together this photo gallery of 13 of our favorite bread pudding recipes -- some sweet, some savory.
And, you'll notice, several that include alcohol.
In the mix: this banana bread pudding, adapted from "Ad Hoc at Home" by Thomas Keller with Dave Cruz. We especially like this one because it can be made up to two days in advance.
-- Rene Lynch
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Photo: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times