Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Tuesdays with Dorie: 4 Star Chocolate Bread Pudding
This week's pick made me very happy as I love bread pudding! I hadn't tried a chocolate version before so was curious to taste the results.
As it was around Easter I decided to replace the challah/brioche with leftover hot cross buns. I made a smaller version than the recipe using 4 buns each sliced into 9 rough cubes which fit perfectly into the dish. I also figured this would add enough dried fruit and spice so I left out the raisins.
The taste test ...
I think I must be a bread & butter pudding purist, because while I liked this I didn't love it. We actually had a little piece leftover that ended up in the rubbish. That NEVER happens in this house! I think the chocolate flavour overwhelmed it. Maybe it was using hot cross buns rather than plain brioche. But then chocolate hot cross buns are fabulous. I just don't know!
Thanks to Lauren of Upper East Side Chronicle for this week's pick. You can find the recipe on her blog!