Of all the dishes I ate on my visit to New Orleans several years ago, the one I remember most is the glorious bread pudding from a restaurant called The Old Coffee Pot in the French Quarter. Do go there if you visit.
There are many ways to make bread pudding. If you claim to dislike bread pudding from one bad experience, you really must give it another try. There’s just too much variety with this dish. And making bread pudding is a fun and thrifty way to use up stale bread. Plus, bread pudding has been around for centuries. There’s a reason for that. Bread pudding is generally easy and quick to make, and it tastes great and brings comfort.
One interesting bread pudding recipe I’ve seen lately comes from Biscuits and Bacon. It’s called Meyer Lemon Croissant Bread Pudding. It’s never occurred to me before to use croissants for bread pudding, but it sounds wonderful. I typically use French bread as is common among us bread pudding makers.
Another more traditional bread pudding recipe you may like to try is posted over at Moms Who Think.
The most common bread pudding ingredients include day (or two) old French bread, cream or milk, cinnamon, vanilla, brown sugar, butter, nutmeg, raisins and eggs. Bread pudding with apples can be a delicious treat as well and has been my favorite way to make bread pudding. And, as you may easily suspect, chocolate bread pudding is baked daily somewhere to the delight of many!
Do you have a favorite bread pudding recipe?
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