Tuesday, April 21, 2009

TWD: Chocolate Bread Pudding


I did it again. I made bread pudding for someone who "never liked bread pudding before" and guess what? Now she likes it. Or she likes Dorie Greenspan's Chocolate Bread Pudding, at least--this week's entry in the Tuesdays with Dorie saga.

Here's the beauty of this dessert: It's extremely easy. There's not too much bread, so you get some custard separate and apart from the bread. AND you bake it in a water bath, which keeps the custard from becoming a tough pudding--it's silky smooth.

I made this as dessert for the Greek Easter Dinner I went to (see the blog post on Greek Easter Bread below)-okay, so it was a bread heavy contribution I brought, but all is fair in war and Tuesday with Dorie baking.

It is so delicious. I baked in a glass dish as suggested...I would have loved something smaller but deeper so I'd get even more custard to bread ratio in the finished product...I also wish I'd made some vanilla custard sauce to serve with this...it was plenty tasty just as it is, but bread pudding just deserves custard sauce, right?

Happy eating, all. Visit everyone else's TWD Chocolate Bread Pudding blogs for more sweet fun.

8 comments:

chocolatechic said...

Looks fabulous.

I used donuts.

Heather said...

Beautiful picture!

pinkstripes said...

I'm glad it was a success. It looks great.

Tracey said...

Your pudding looks delicious! I'd never had bread pudding before and this recipe definitely made me a convert!

Barbara said...

Nice picture! (It's hard to make bread pudding look photogenic -- you succeeded!)

margot said...

Ooh, I like the powder sugar on top. I'm glad the recipients enjoyed it.

TeaLady said...

That looks fantastic!

Leslie said...

Yummy! I like how the edges look a little crispy--I bet they were great!