June 3, 2007

Bread Pppudding

And the answer is......... yes. My attempt at bread pudding WAS doomed from the start. Computer crashes and tornadoes didn't stop me from trying. The recipe "Old Fashioned Bread Pudding" is an egg custard with the sweetness of raisins and a cinnamon/nutmeg dusting. Maybe that is what "Old Fashioned" bread pudding is supposed to be- but it tasted like an omelet. It wasn't what I was looking for. My quest is for a sweeter (but not too sweet), richer (but not too rich), heavier (but...you get the idea) taste. I have a nice cookbook collection, which I should have consulted instead of looking for the quick fix on the 'net. Do any of you fave recipe to share before I go about my research?

If this had been a fan-f'ing-tastic dessert, it would have taken my mind off of the fact that I compromised the computer network of my place of employment by looking for the recipe, heck- it might have even made it worth it. I could have somehow justified the whole thing if it had just tasted good. (See the 6/1 post It's Chili in Miami). I try not to be superstitious but at times it's hard not to believe in karma...and the eggs.

6 comments:

Freya and Paul said...

I had a similar incident in the week when making a crispy baked batter (toad in the hole). I used too many eggs and it tasted like a crispy omelet. Do perservere with the bread pudding, in fact, I have a great recipe for a chocolate one that is just knockout!
Good luck!

Arties32 said...

She gave me the recipe and I will try it in a few days! Sounds delicious!!!

Michael Tosatto said...

I just appreciate the fact that you post your flub. Whenever I flop, I'm too disgusted to publish it.

Arties32 said...

I thought about that, but figured flops should be discussed too- there are people making the same mistakes so why not all learn together :)

There used to be a cooking show on PBS called Cooking Cheap. Viewers sent in recipes and these two guys would make them and talk about them. Well...one time they made one - I wish I could remember what it was, and said it was terrible and that nobody should try making it! It was hilarious!! That is sort of how I felt about the bread pudding.

Sparki said...

Wasn't the Cookin' Cheap recipe something with rutabega? I think I remember him saying it tasted like "lie-berry paste".

Arties32 said...

Ohhh!! I think it was rutagega pie or something like that! Ha ha ha ha ha that's it!