Monday, May 31, 2010

Fluffy things (Bread Pudding, title courtesy of Pam)

This is where it started- I made these for a dinner party and found myself thinking they were cute and deserved to have a photo!  So I snapped a picture and here you are.  Like everything else I cook I encourage you to be brave and add ingredients that you like - for example, this would be awesome with a healthy dose of orange liquor in the mix, or coconut rum  perhaps?

Things you need;
Ginormous mixing bowl, muffin tin (s), cookie sheet, big spoon, and a whisk, bread knife (if you're like me and prefer the bread chunks to be uniform)

Loaf of brioche
couple cups of cream or whole milk (3 - 4 ish depending on how much bread you have - remember it's easier to add more than to take away some)
sugar (about a half cup - again easier to add than to take away)
splash of vanilla
cinnamon (teaspoon or so depending on your affinity for cinnamon)

If adding rum or orange liquor, make sure to take away the same amount of milk - the liquor should replace the milk.

Tear or cube the bread the night before, spread it on a cookie sheet or aluminum foil and let it sit in a cold over over night to dry a bit

Heat your oven to 325 degrees

In your ginormous bowl, whisk your eggs. Mix in the milk, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Add bread and stir while the bread absorbs the liquid. The bread should be saturated, not soaking to where it falls apart.

Divide the mix into several muffin tins, and bake until they're crisp and golden (about 20-25 min, depends on your oven.) till they're just crisp and golden at the edges.

alternate options;
instead of milk or cream use eggnog - reduce the sugar and cinnamon if you do and you can add lavender and or lemon grass for a fragrant little twist

Serve with a scoop of ice cream and a dollop of chocolate syrup!


  1. Fantastic opening post Chi. Your food looks awesome. Just because you haven't worked in a prof. kitchen does not mean you aren't a chef.
    If you are knocking out Coq Au Vin, then you have serious skills!

    I may need to change my home page!!!


  2. This is great Chi. Hahaha! I love the "Fluffy Things" title!! Looking forward to visiting your blog on a regular basis!! Pam

  3. This Blog is awesome. You inspire me to want to cook....Meanwhile, I look forward to virtually cooking with Chi. :-)

  4. instead of straight to your can bypass your brain for a bit.