2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup Blue Cheese Dressing
3/4 cup pepper sauce, such as Franks® Red Hot®
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
To make the sauce: Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Add cream and garlic salt and bring to a simmer. Allow to cook until thickens, about 8 minutes. Add the parmesan cheese and stir. Remove from heat and use as sauce on dough.
McGuires' Soda Bread Pudding with Irish Whiskey Sauce
Irish Soda Bread
4 cups all-purpose flour, plus some extra for kneading
1 tsp. granulated sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tblsp. melted unsalted butter
1 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 425.
Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
Stir slightly cooled, melted butter into the buttermilk. Stir this mixture into the dry ingredients until a dough forms and comes away from the sides of the bowl.
Turn the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead gently for a few mins. Sprinkle some flour evenly over a baking sheet. Place the dough on the sheet and form it into a round cake shape about 9” in diameter. Cut an X into the top (this is very important - it keeps the dough from splitting when it bakes!) Bake until the bread is lightly browned, about 30 - 40 mins. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.
1 loaf Irish Soda Bread
4 cups milk
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 tblsps. pure vanilla extract
1 cup raisins
3 tblsps. melted, unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 - 1/2 cup Irish Whiskey (we used Jack Daniels instead because that is the whiskey of choice in our house)
Fold in the egg mixture thoroughly into the soaked bread. Stir in the raisins.
Grease a 9” x 13” baking pan with the melted butter. Pour the bread mixture, spreading it evenly. Bake until the pudding is brown and firm, about 30 mins.
While pudding is baking, make the sauce. Combine the sugar, butter, and cream in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally for about 5 mins. Stir in the whiskey and cook until some of the alcohol has cooked off, about 4 mins. Remove from heat. Serve warm with sauce poured over top of each portion.