Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Four Star Chocolate Bread Pudding

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Lauren of Upper East Side Chronicle. Just like the title indicates, it's a simple bread pudding made with melted chocolate in the custard batter. I decided to use dark chocolate instead of bittersweet, just because that's what I prefer. Cutting this into slices was definitely easier once it had been chilled overnight in the refrigerator post-baking.

Making this bread pudding was interesting since my kitchen is in a bit of disarray...again. Seems like problems just keep coming up. There was a small flood in our townhouse, and it turned out that our adjacent neighbor's pipes were leaking into our area. Because they had recently remodeled their kitchen with granite, the plumber couldn't access the pipes from their side, so now we have a large gash in the wall of our kitchen, and the oven is sitting in the middle of it. Now, our kitchen isn't that big to start with, so it's been difficult lately to do the simple things, like open the refrigerator. But hey, when life gives you lemons, right? Hopefully it'll be finished this week.

Recipe: Baking: From My Home to Yours, by Dorie Greenspan, pp. 410-411


Amanda said...

I'm more of a vanilla custard bread pudding person myself, but I did enjoy this chocolate version. I added chocolate sauce in one helping and cream anglaise in another. Both were wonderful, but I definitely preferred it warmed up :)

Heather said...

Your bread pudding looks great; much prettier than mine came out. Good luck with the kitchen/plumbing. That's no fun!

Engineer Baker said...

Wow, yours looks like it sliced so nicely! Good luck with the house issues, that doesn't sound like fun at all :(

Tracey said...

Sorry you're having so many issues with the kitchen. That's a bummer. Your pudding looks awesome! Somehow you managed to make it look photogenic - I know mine wasn't :)

TeaLady said...

A hole in your kitchen wall. That's not good. But you could still bake. DEDICATION!!! And it looks delicious.

oneordinaryday said...

Wow. You still baked even with the stove in the middle of the floor. And the pudding looks wonderful too.