Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Berry Berry Bread Pudding

For this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, Liz of Cake or Death? chose Dorie's Apple Apple Bread Pudding. Because bread pudding is one of my favorite Fall/Winter go-to desserts, I thought I would make this version a little Spring/Summer friendly.

Dorie's version seemed a little lengthy, so I made some changes......
*Instead of apples , I used berries as the fruit, and I didn't caramelize them.

*I didn't do the pre-boiling of the milk mixture, I just mix everything in a bowl and pour.

* I cut the milk to just 3 c. of lowfat, and no cream at all

* Changed the eggs to 6 whole only.

* For the caramel effect I was missing....I melted butter in the bottom of the pan and sprinkled it with 1/2 c. of light brown sugar, before adding the bread on top.

* Switched the apple butter to Strawberry Jam, and used DayOld French bread.

This was awesome!!!! I have made plenty of bread pudding in my time, but not mixed berry like this. It was lite and delish for sure. I will definitely make this again.

BoldWe give this 5 glasses of milk,
for utter goodness!

My Recipe :
- Bottom of glass 9 x 13 pan melt 1/2 stick butter and spread around, sprinkle 1/2 c. lt. brown sugar.

- slice thin slices of french bread, about 2/3 of the loaf. Spread with Strawberry Jam, cut in half place over brown sugar.

- Sprinkle on 2 cups of mixed berries, fresh or frozen. I used frozen.

- In bowl whisk 3 c. of lowfat milk, six eggs, and 2 tsp of vanilla. Pour evenly over bread. Press bread to bottom to absorb liquid. Let sit 30minutes before baking.

- Bake in a water bath in a 350 degree oven for 80 to 90 minutes covered. Let sit 30 minutes after baking before serving. Taste so good warm!

3 Others Say::

Criollobylisa said...

Looks de-lish!!!!

Tia said...

your alterations sound very sensible. the recipe DID have a lot of steps!

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