Bread Pudding: Best of the Blogs
We’ve got bread pudding on the brain these days—maybe it’s the decidedly crisp autumn chill in the air, or that the approaching holiday season always reminds us of Charles Dickens, or maybe it’s just the simple fact that nothing quite elicits that warm shiver of delight like the first comforting bite of this wintertime classic. We could have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.
It turns out, we can! Although traditional bread pudding is often sweet, spiced with cinnamon or nutmeg and topped with a dessert sauce, it’s as versatile as its titular ingredient. An apple-cinnamon bread pudding would be perfect for a seasonal brunch, while a savory pudding made with Brussels sprouts and mushrooms, paired with a green salad, makes for a satisfying dinner.
We’ve turned to cooking bloggers all around the web who share our craving for bread pudding come this time of year, and even we were surprised by how many variations are out there. Some of the most tempting:
• A Communal Table’s Easy Cheese and Herb Bread Pudding. We might just trade in the turkey stuffing for this rich and cheesy alternative.
• Baked Bree’s Pumpkin Bread Pudding. What’s Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie? Maybe even better when you try this twist.
• Eats Well With Others’s Chocolate-Coconut-Banana Bread Pudding. One of Christy’s friends describes this as “mind-blowing.” By the looks of it, we’d have to agree.
• Guilty Kitchen’s Apple-Cinnamon Bread Pudding. Classic fall flavors meld in this surprisingly gluten-free and dairy-free bread pudding. Nothing to be guilty about here!
• Jun-blog’s Best Brioche Bread Pudding. This elegant take on traditional bread pudding reminds us why we fell in love with it in the first place.
• Joy the Baker’s Banana-Bourbon Bread Pudding. A crisp and buttery baked crust gives way to the meltingly rich bread pudding beneath. Mmmm.
• My Husband Cooks’s Chocolate-Chip Bread Pudding. No doubt to most kids, pairing “bread” and “pudding” sounds like putting “broccoli” with “ice cream.” But if it has chocolate chips in it, it can’t be good for you, right?
• Food & Wine’s Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding. It has only five ingredients, but one of those is dulce de leche. Need we say more?
• Craftzine’s Brussels Sprout and Mushroom Bread Pudding. We’re imagining ourselves in front of the fire, a steamy bowl of this variation in one hand, a glass of Pinot Noir in the other. Ahhh.
• The Pioneer Woman’s Savory Bread and Butter Pudding. Sure, egg casseroles are great for family breakfasts, but shake things up a bit with this baked breakfast dish.