Stale bread isn’t just for bread crumbs. This delightful bread pudding recipe is simple, warm, and deliciously comforting now that the cool weather has set in.
There’s a saying that there are those who walk in rain, and others who merely get wet, and then there’s another saying about how in New York there is neither Monday nor Saturday, only perpetual movement.
Both of those came together in my overly damp portion of the Empire State this weekend, when Hurricane Joaquin’s track still ranged from West of the Carolinas to…everywhere else. You see, as the yet to be decided flood waters inched up my driveway, and the rain came in windy belts, what else was I to do but, well, bake?
I can’t really say why, but rain, among varied other things, makes me think of childhood, and this dish in particular has that effect. You see, growing up we always had old loaves of Italian bread left lying about the kitchen, a bit too hard to eat, and yet still too fresh to be thrown away. Either way it would be transformed into something delicious, thus, bread pudding.
Need I be so blunt as to say it was a nostalgic bit of storm beneath our grey skies.
I hope your weekend was as cozy and delicious as mine was and that you will try this old-fashioned and delicious dessert.
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