Tuesdays with Dorie: Apple Apple Bread Pudding

5/18/10


This was one of the few Tuesdays with Dorie recipes that I was tempted to skip. I'm not a huge fan of bread puddings. They're usually too eggy and soggy. They remind me of a sponge cake that's been left out in the rain (isn't that from a song too?) I'm glad I didn't pass this one up! It reminds me of multi-layered French toast with apples. It wasn't as runny as most bread puddings, but it was far from being dry. I liked the way the semi-firm apples played into the soft texture of the custard-soaked bread. Since the apples were cooked in sugar and butter, they had a delicate caramel flavour which hit you right at the end of the bite. To get a more breakfasty vibe from this, I added some maple syrup and warmed it up for a few seconds in the microwave. I didn't post any pictures of this variation because it's difficult to make syrup look attractive through the lens of a point and shoot. Trust me, you really don't want to see them.


Thank you Elizebeth, for hosting this weeks Tuesdays with Dorie. For the complete recipe, please visit Elizebeth's site, Cake or Death? She is a fabulous pastry chef and there are some gorgeous cakes on her blog! And don't forget to visit the other TWD bakers too.

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20 comments:

Sweet and Savory said...

I didn't make this, this week but looking at yours, I wish I had. You make everything look so attractive.

Leslie said...

What a glorious bread pudding! I would have loved to see the shots with the maple syrup because maple makes everything better. I'm astounded that you take your beautiful photos with a point and shoot!

natalia said...

Dear Valerie, your pudding looks really gorgeous !!! bisous !

Jessica said...

I'm not a huge bread pudding fan either. I really like the maple syrup idea -- that would have been great!

Clivia said...

Yes, this did have a breakfasty feel. That's what I said to myself when I snuck a spoonful before anyone else was up.
Your photos are lovely!

Barbara said...

My bread pudding is NOT eggy and soggy, Valerie! :) It is rich, crunchy and divine. My mother found the recipe in a book by Nora Ephron of all things. It's my son's favorite dessert.
Now this TWD bread pudding looks pretty good too. I love your photo!
Very tempting.

Ashley aka Eclectic Connoisseur said...

Your photos are lovely! So glad you like the recipe.

Lauryn said...

Your BP looks gorgeous! I bet it was amazing with the maple syrup!!

Mary said...

This looks great--I love how you can clearly see the layers of apples and bread! I bet it was delicious, and everything is better with maple syrup! And what's wrong with eggy?
:)

Rambling Tart said...

Sounds lovely, Valerie! Thankfully I've had mostly GOOD experiences with bread pudding in my lifetime. It is pure comfort to me. :-)

Flourchild said...

It look so good..Bread pudding it OK just doesn't thrill me a bunch!

Tia said...

yum that looks so elegant! the prettiest bread pudding I've seen!

Katrina said...

Your bread pudding looks perfect! Just how I know it should be and I can't ever seem to get that! Sigh.

miss kate said...

*thumbs up*

msmeanie said...

Hi Valerie. I guess a lot of people are not fond of the soggy desserts. Personally, I love them, and this bread pudding sounds especially good!

Stella said...

Hey Valerie, I often feel the same way about bread puddings. They can be so good, but also so soggy and just gross. Your version of this one looks absolutely beautiful-really! I want some now...

Pamela said...

I didn't bake along this week, but this looks really good!

Romaine said...

I didn't use apples but after seeing your pictures, I kinda wish I had.

Nickki said...

Your pudding looks beautiful and elegant :-) I think I'm going to try this again, and read the recipe properly this time!

dhimas said...

i lovee it!!
:D

 

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