2 cups granulated sugar
5 large beaten eggs
2 cups heavy cream
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 oz of White truffles, sliced paper thin
3 cups cubed Italian bread, allow to stale overnight in a bowl
A/N sprigs of mint
For the sauce:
1 qt Heavy Cream
2 cups White Chocolate Chips
1/4 cup of Bourbon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan.
Mix together granulated sugar, eggs, and cream in a bowl; add vanilla & truffles. Pour over cubed bread and let sit for 10 minutes till mixture is absorbed.
Pour bread mixture into buttered pan. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until set. Remove from oven. Cool.
For the sauce:
Heat up heavy cream to a boil and lower to a simmer.
Whisk in white chocolate chips and mix till thick.
Add bourbon and whisk till smooth. Ladle over top of bread pudding.
Yields 8-10 servings.
Libido Benefit of Ingredients:
Chocolate - The Aztecs referred to chocolate "nourishment of the Gods". Chocolate contains chemicals thought to effect neurotransmitters in the brain and a related substance to caffeine called theobromine. Chocolate contains more antioxidant (cancer preventing enzymes) than does red wine. The secret for passion is to combine the two. Try a glass of Cabernet with a bit of dark chocolate for a sensuous treat or let us temp you with our recipe for Chocolate Espresso Pots de creme.
Wine/Bourbon - A glass or two of wine can greatly enhance a romantic interlude. Wine relaxes and helps to stimulate our senses. Drinking wine can be an erotic experience. Let your eyes feast on the color of the liquid. Caress the glass, savor the taste on your lips. Do remember that excessive alcohol will make you too drowsy for the after-dinner romance. A moderate amount of wine has been said to "arouse" but much more than that amount with have the reverse affect.
Vanilla - The scent and flavor of vanilla is believed to increase lust.
-Nutmeg - Nutmeg was highly prized by Chinese women as an aphrodisiac. In quantity nutmeg can produce a hallucinogenic effect. A light sprinkling of the spice in a warm pumpkin soup can help spice up your evening.
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