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A Savory Bread Pudding   2 comments

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After making the Williams-Sonoma version of bread pudding, I thought I’d try making something more suitable to my tastes – savory/salty rather than sweet and sugary.

Following the same recipe but removing any “sweet” spices or flavorings, I added some grated Romano cheese, green onions and sliced black olives.

It was pretty good, and very easy to make. Feel free to experiment. For example, wouldn’t it be interesting to add some sun-dried tomatoes, roasted garlic and fresh basil?

Here is the modified recipe, based on this version from Williams-Sonoma

Ingredients
1 Sack of stale dinner rolls, cubed

4 Eggs, at room temperature

Pinch of salt

4 Cups whole milk

Handful of Romano cheese, grated

Small handful of cut-up green onions

1 small can sliced black olives

Directions

Lightly butter a baking dish. Dump the bread cubes, olives, cheese and olives in.

In a bowl, whisk the eggs, salt and milk until well blended.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Pour the egg and milk mixture over the bread cubes. Let stand for about 20 minutes.

Bake the bread pudding in a water bath for about an hour, or as much as an hour and a half. To test for doneness, poke a skewer into the bread and when it comes out clean, it’s done.

Let it cool, cut it up and serve.

This dish can be served cold or hot.

Enjoy. . . .

Bread Pudding with Raisins, Bananas and Chocolate Chips   Leave a comment

I had a whole sack of leftover dinner rolls from Thankgiving. Rather than make something boring like croutons, I decided to make some bread pudding. Oddly, bread pudding is not one of my favorites, but I decided to customize a basic recipe by adding some more sweet stuff.

I roughly based my version on a recipe from Williams-Sonoma and added a quarter cup of chocolate chips and one very ripe banana.

Now – this is so much better.

No, this did not go into the Big Green Egg, but maybe I will try that next time – maybe a savory bread pudding can be made, like this idea from Cooking Light. . . 

Here are some pictures:

KH6WZ Bread Pudding with Bananas, Raisins and Chocolate Chips - ready for the oven

KH6WZ Bread Pudding with Bananas, Raisins and Chocolate Chips – ready for the oven

KH6WZ Bread Pudding with Bananas, Raisins and Chocolate Chips - fresh from the oven

KH6WZ Bread Pudding with Bananas, Raisins and Chocolate Chips – fresh from the oven

KH6WZ Bread Pudding with Bananas, Raisins and Chocolate Chips - I wish I had some ice cream to go with this puddin'

KH6WZ Bread Pudding with Bananas, Raisins and Chocolate Chips – I wish I had some ice cream to go with this puddin’