Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Tuesdays with Dorie: Apple-Apricot Bread Pudding
This week Elizabeth of Cake or Death? chose Dorie's Apple-Apple Bread Pudding and it was the perfect pick given the freezing cold weather we've been having (well freezing for Brisbane anyway). Is there anything more comforting on a cold night than bread pudding?
We've had a lot of rich food recently so I tried to cut the calories a bit with this one, without sacrificing taste of course.
Rather than caramalise the apples I simply stewed them with water and cinnamon. The gala apples are so sweet at the moment they really don't need any added sugar.
We can't get apple butter here so I used a 100% apricot spread instead.
I also used low fat milk and reduced the amount of cream.
As for the bread, I found something called Scone Toast at the supermarket which seemed ideal. I always leave the crusts on.
The result? A creamy, delicious bread pudding that we all loved! Definitely didn't miss the extra butter, sugar or cream. With a scoop of vanilla ice-cream on top this is the quintessential winter dessert.
Thanks for a great pick Elizabeth! You can find the recipe on her blog under today's date.