Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Pumpkin-Cranberry Bread Pudding

Pumpkin-Cranberry Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is not generally something that strikes me as delicious. Soggy bread? No thanks... However, I do like pumpkin, and since the Ninjahusband really likes bread pudding, somehow Pumpkin-Cranberry Bread Pudding {page 481} found its way to our table.

It was extremely quick and easy to put together. It was in the oven in 10 minutes flat. My only complaint about the recipe is that 4 cups of bread doesn't seem like enough. However, I'm sure it was just a difference in how the bread is packed, and how heaping the cups were. Upon first measurement, my 4 cups did not seem like nearly enough. I had to add another couple cups to get it to the point that it seemed like it would have any structure at all.

The baking time was accurate, and filled my house with an incredible aroma. I am pleased to say that the bread pudding tasted as good as it smelled. Soggy bread-ness aside, it was extremely flavorful and delicious. The cranberries added the perfect note of tart, and complimented the spicy warm pumpkin flavor perfectly.

I don't have a lot of experience with bread puddings, but Soyatoo vegan whipped cream seemed like an appropriate accompaniment, and it was! I would definitely make this again, and maybe not just for other people...maybe even for myself!

-- Your Friendly Neighborhood Batgirl

1 comment:

  1. I'm totally with you on the soggy factor. It's just not an appealing dessert to me -- but of course, this one sounds good. Ha!

    What kind of bread did you use?


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