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.