Tuesday, May 18, 2010

TWD - Apple-Apple Bread Pudding



It's just me. Bread Pudding was not part of my palate development. In my childhood home, there was no such thing as leftover bread. We fought over those delicious nub ends. If we were lucky, a couple of slices would be pulled out for French toast, pan-hot and eggy, slathered with strawberry jam.

Before Dorie, I had never eaten Bread Pudding, after Dorie I can't imagine making it again.

That's not to say this wasn't a delicious dessert - it was. Rich, moist bread with all those lovely caramelized apples and organic apple butter. I spooned on a bit of vanilla yogurt. It was great and I had to be forcibly kept away from the dish. but then I'm still doing Weight Watchers and haven't eaten bread in 7 weeks.

This week's recipe was chosen by the always entertaining blogger Liz. She's got the recipe posted on her blog Cake or Death?

Next time, I'll take cake.

26 comments:

  1. O-o-o-o-h yogurt! YES! I'm going to try that next time. Sounds like you are doing good with the diet. Is the reunion soon?

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  2. Great will power! Bread pudding and weight watchers are not a good mix!! Your pudding looks great!

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  3. Love the photo. I tried to make mine healthier. First time--fail. Second--much better!

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  4. It was pretty delicious. I changed up the recipe so it was a tiny bit healthier.

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  5. Five days without bread and I would be killing people! I love how you lit your photo, and the flowers make it even lovelier. Sorry this one wasn't a hit for you!

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  6. Lovely presentation! You made what is aesthetically an Autumn dessert, and gave it a light and fresh look. Great idea to use vanilla yogurt.

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  7. Bravissima !! I would suffer so much !! beautiful setting !

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  8. What a gorgeous photo! Kudos to you on the will power!

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  9. Bread pudding and Weight Watchers do NOT go hand in hand, that's for sure.
    I've had it a lot. My mother made it and I still use her recipe. It's my son's favorite dessert.
    I do like the TWD idea of apples in it. Am going to try it.

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  10. Although I love bread pudding, I skipped this week and will revisit this recipe in the fall. You pudding looks way to tasty.
    Mimi

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  11. Your bread pudding looks irresistible! The bleeding hearts are gorgeous too--I assume they're from your garden? I didn't grow up on bread pudding either, so it's not a favourite of mine. I'm actually not a bread eater, so I stuffed mine so full of custard that you couldn't even tell there was bread in it.
    I'd get to the farmers' market for rhubarb if I were you--it's almost finished here in Ottawa.

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  12. yeah...not healthy at all...i am probably going to be living on it this weekend when i get some wisdom teeth pulled though. glad you tried it!

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  13. Beautiful pic of a great bread pudding. Maybe make it again AFTER WW. Good for you on no bread. I would not make it. And that is why I really NEED WW!!!!

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  14. I ate bread pudding growing up, but it is kind of an odd dessert isn't it? My husband won't eat it, so I skipped this week - can't be making that just for myself!

    Keep up the good work with WW!

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  15. This was good, but I'm with you- I'll take cake!

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  16. I can't imagine going without bread. what great willpower you must have. Your bread pudding looks really tasty!

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  17. Such a gorgeous poicture of your pudding Clivia. You are very good to resist - I have just given in to temptatioon since starting Dorie.

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  18. yogurt... why didn't I think of that? genius!

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  19. I never had bread pudding growing up either, maybe that's why I'm not a fan now. Sounds like you're doing amazing on WW - keep up the good work!

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  20. The bread pudding looks fantastic with the yogurt and especially the pretty flowers. No bread in 7 weeks? Impressive.

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  21. Looks very yummy. I applaud your willpower on WW! - mary

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  22. Looks great!! wow - no bread in 7 weeks!! Thats intense willpower right there!! You go girl!

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  23. bread is dangerous stuff- my fave food group!

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  24. Sorry this recipe didn't make a convert out of you! It does look delicious though. Good luck with Weight Watchers, by the way, and reaching your goal weight.

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