Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Bread Pudding Project take 1

I have a dream...

a very sweet dream...

of creating and perfecting a dessert that is delicately rich, moist, and savory.

For my palate, only bread pudding will do.

This is my attempt to recreate and invent bread pudding recipes.

Join me as I buy, botch, and bake a very temperamental desert.

Quick side note: 2nd Annual Hall-o-ween Birthday Fiesta was Fabulous!! I will post pictures as soon as I can!

From the kitchen of Cindy Wadsworth (Anna Wadsworth's mom):

Bread Pudding

6 eggs 1 1/2 c. stale bread crumbs
2 c. sugar 1/2 cup seedless raisins
2 tsp salt 1 T. all purpose flour
1 qt. milk 1/2 t. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 T. butter

My changes:

I halved it. I used a mixture of brown and white sugar. Half of the milk was half &half. I added immitation rum extract. No raisins, instead I added frozen peaches. I layered French Bread, then peaches, then more french bread.

Results: Much too moist. Immitation rum + nutmeg= fake eggnog flavor (GROSS!). If you add fruit, add it at room temperature. Looked perfect out of the oven. The layering turned out nicely.

High Quality ingredients (upgrades):
Eggs- Miller's free-range organic eggs
Sugar- Central Market Light Brown Sugar
Butter- CM European Style, unsalted
Flour- CM Baker's Flour

What I will do next time: Use real rum, or a different flavor. I will again use the French Bread, it was perfect. Also, I will add less milk, and probably more cream. I might chop up the fruit and put a thinner layer within the bread.

Flavor Goals: Bananas Foster, Chocolate, Blackberry, Apple Cinammon, Peaches

Please let me know if you have any great recipes, tips or ideas to share! I want to haer them!!

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Blogger Rachel said...

Wow! What a venture. I must say, I really enjoy bread pudding, especially when it's drizzled with warm chocolate! I don't have any great recipes to offer, but I look forward to hearing how your experiments turn out! (Maybe even tasting?) :)

7:26 PM  
Blogger The Arguellos said...

Bekah, you inspired me to make bread pudding! I had never made it before but this blog gave me a craving. Jader loved it! There is just one small piece left in the fridge. Big success! Thanks!

4:15 PM  

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