Tuesday, April 21, 2009

TWD - Four Star Chocolate Bread Pudding


This week's Tuesday with Dorie is hosted by Lauren of Upper East Side Chronicle, who has selected Dorie's Four Star Chocolate Bread Pudding. Well, I thought, if it's worth four stars, it must be pretty good - and of course it appeals to the chocoholic in me.


I made this while staying with my mother in between homes. Now, I love my Mum dearly, but she is a force to be reckoned with, and I don't think she would have been too impressed if I snitched seven of her precious eggs to make the full batch of this. Also, it was likely that no-one but me would eat it. Accordingly, to save myself all sorts of grief, I only made a quarter of the recipe - which in itself produced a substantial dish of pudding.


I just used stale white sandwich loaf for the bread component, and for the chocolate component, I used dark chocolate solid Easter eggs chopped into small bits. I left out the raisins - not sure that I would have liked them in this dish!


This pudding was easy to make - it caused me no problems, and I was glad that it didn't involve food processors, electric mixers or any other appliances, because my resources at Mum's are rather basic - phew! (Lauren, you must have ESP - thanks!)



The end result was rather nice - a squishy, comforting bread pudding. I ate my serve warm rather than at room temperature or cold as suggested by Dorie, and it was just fine.



Thanks to Lauren for hosting this week. You can check out the efforts of all the other TWDers at the
TWD blogroll.




22 comments:

Kara said...

I made a partial recipe as well; for the two people in my house, I just couldn't see making a full recipe! :)

pinkstripes said...

I'm glad you liked it and that it was perfectly timed for you!

Engineer Baker said...

I agree - this was wonderful warm. Glad you liked it! I was glad we didn't need to use any kitchen appliances as well... :)

Amanda said...

I prefer the vanilla custard bread pudding, but thought this was wonderful too! I paired mine once with chocolate sauce and another time with cream anglais. Yum! Oh I preferred mine warm as well!

Cakelaw said...

Hi Kara, I can only imagine that the whole thing must have been enormous!

Hi Pinkstripes, yes, I am breathing a sigh of relief.

Hi Caitlin, yay for less washing up!

Chris said...

I SHOULD have only made a partial recipe since I'm the only one in my household who eats dessert. :)

Looks fantastic - and it's still good cold too.

mike said...

I agree - much better warm! It looks fantastic - nice and homey and delicious! NIcely done!

Cakelaw said...

Hi Amanda, the vanilla version would have been great - probably my preference in this case, although the chocolate was nice to try.

LOL Chris - I know what you mean!

Thanks Mike - I think most of us preferred this warm.

Happy cook said...

I have always wanted o make this pudding, till now not made them.
Yours look yumm.

Cathy said...

Well, shoot, why didn't I think to use leftover Easter candy in this? Because now I am trying to stop myself from eating bread pudding AND Easter candy. Your bread pudding looks perfect (oh, and I liked this better warm than cold (a lot better, actually!)

chocolatechic said...

I love it that you used Easter chocolate.

I halved the custard part.

The Blonde Duck said...

If you put on ears, you could have been the Easter bunny just collecting leftover eggs!

Maria said...

A very comforting dessert, yum!

giz said...

Good thinking!! Mothers seem to see everything and aren't very shy about sharing their opinions. Funny how that happens - and - they say we turn into our mothers.

Elyse said...

Seems like it was the safest option to scale the recipe down :) Don't want to anger your mom while you're living under her roof. The bread pudding looks awesome. Totally delicious. I'm all about nice, squishy comfort!

Pamela said...

I think it's cute that you called it squishy!! Nice way to use up the extra Easter candy, too!! Great job.

A_and_N said...

I checked out the recipe for this...its is so easy, I'd give this 5 stars :)

A_and_N said...

and I cant believe the Aussies lost to Pakistan! Whats up with Ponting? Why didnt he play?

TeaLady said...

Chocolate Easter Eggs. Now how creative is that. Maybe I should use those left over eggs I have in the freezer. Genius. And the pudding looks yummy too.

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Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

That looks great Cakelaw! I agree bread puddings are so great when you don't have your full arsenal of cooking implements to hand :)

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Happy Cook - bread puddings are warm and comforting.

Hi Cathy, LOL - I actually bought this easter candy instead of ordinary chocolate to make this because we didn't have any dark chocolate.

Hi Tanya, it made it season-appropriate!

LOL Duckie, absolutely.

Hi Maria, it was - we are just going into colder weather, so it was perfect.

Hi Giz, I know - it is quite scary.

Hi Elyse, nope, life is hard enough without annoying your mother under her roof.

Thanks Pamela (although I am actually guilty of buying this easter candy on sale to get the chocolate).

Hi A&N, goota love an easy recipe. We did better at the cricket today!!

Thanks TeaLady - Easter eggs in the freezer - I wouldn't have limited my family to one egg this year if I'd have thought about that!

Hi Lorraine, so agreed.