Tuesday, April 21, 2009
TWD - Chocolate Bread Pudding
These days, I'm not a big bread lover. A still warm Montreal-style bagel, sweet and chewy - yes, but not too often. Basic sliced bread - only if it's sprouted grain, in the style of Shasha Bread Co. I do occasionally enjoy a fresh slice of challah with salted butter. It was an easy thing to get a my local bakery a loaf of day old challah and cube and bake it to milk-sopping dryness.
I'm still grappling with the machinations of homemade pudding. But with the help of this group and Dorie's baking bible, I'm gaining confidence. I strayed from this recipe by using 1% milk, so when the hot eggy liquid was so liquidy, I wondered whether I'd made the wrong choice. Nonetheless, I poured it over the bread and raisins and put the pan into its warm bath.
A half hour later, there it was. Warm chocolate pudding soaked challah. Oh my! This was good. I had barely snapped the above picture when I wolfed down the plateful.
I don't think my family loved this recipe as much as I did. Maybe it wasn't sweet enough for them. But bread and chocolate, that's all I need!
Thanks to Lauren of A Baking Blog for making this yummy selection!