Tuesday, April 21, 2009
TWD: Four Star Chocolate Bread Pudding
Lucky me. I chose the hottest day of the year to make bread pudding. The outside temperature was in the mid 90s today; the inside temperature, downstairs, is still in the mid 80s at 10 pm. I needed some room temperature butter for some cookies, but after an hour on the kitchen counter, it was melting. Did I really want to turn the oven on?
But I did.
This week's Dorie delight was Four Star Chocolate Bread Pudding, brought to us by Lauren of Upper East Side Chronicle . It received a thumbs up from both of us.
For the bread part, I used some brioche that I found at Trader Joe's. I added a handful of dried sour cherries to complement the chocolate. And, as usual, I combined the egg-sugar-milk mixture altogether, cooking until it reached the right temperature for a custard. I only made half a recipe, just the right amount for two people.
Brioche and dried cherries; chocolate custard:
Brioche soaking in chocolate custard:
I know we could have fancied it up a bit when served, but in this heat, any movement takes quite a bit of effort, so we just ate it plain. Maybe tomorrow will be cooler and we can play with some toppings.
Don't forget to take a look at the efforts of the other TWD bakers today.
Looks like we'll be having thirds for a pre-bedtime snack.