Lauren of Upper East Side Chronicle has chosen chocolate bread pudding for TWD this week. Even though it's yet another recipe that calls for chocolate, I still went ahead and gave it a try because I've not baked bread pudding before.

Using a 5-inch souffle dish, I made a quarter of the recipe and also substituted half of the raisins with dried cranberries. The bread pudding was not bad, but I would like it more if it's a non-chocolatey version. I'm glad that I included cranberries in it, as it lends a tangy flavour to the dessert.


Don't forget to check out Lauren's blog for recipe!

20 Comments:

Amanda said...

Beautiful photo! I am a fan on vanilla custard bread pudding, but I really liked this one too. It was even better drizzled with chocolate sauce or cream anglaise!

Sara said...

Looks excellent. I added some tart cherries to mine and it really helped brighten this up.

Michelle said...

I thought about adding cranberries too but forgot once I started making the recipe. LOL..this happens to me quite a bit lately.

Great job!

vibi said...

wow.

You can even make bread pudding look delicate! lol

I'm glad you enjoyed it (or I think you did, with the tanginess of the cranberries!)

I have to admit, it is nice to expand your knowledge, and make something for the first time. If if as simple as bread pudding.

chocolatechic said...

All I can say is I just love that towel that your pudding is on.

Where did you get it???

Chris said...

Looks gorgeous with the sprinkling of powdered sugar on top and the cranberries peeking out!

Piggy said...

Amanda - ah, I should have it with cream anglaise, that would taste so good!

Sara - I thought of using cherries as well but I couldn't find it in local stores. I bet your pudding must be really yummy.

Michelle - LOL! That happens to me very often too. ;-)

Vibi - Thanks for your compliment. I'm glad that I tried the recipe out, at least now i know how to make bread pudding!

Chocolatechic - The towel is pretty, isn't it? I got it from Japan.

Chris - Thanks for dropping by!

Secret Server said...

Yum. If I try this again, I want to try the cranberries.

pinkstripes said...

Your bread pudding looks fantastic!

Karen said...

I think I would like this with the cranberries in it as well but but not so sure I would like it without the chocolate. :) Beautiful photos!

Engineer Baker said...

Beautiful! I really appreciated the fruit, because it cut into the rich chocolatey taste.

Tracey said...

Your photos are really beautiful and that's saying something because this was really tough to photograph :)

spike. said...

I think the cranberries were a good idea. I left the fruit out all together- but I love how you can see the little darts of red in your puddings!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

looks so nice! and i can see those red cranberries!

Erin said...

It looks beautiful! That is quite a talent to get this to photograph so well!

Leslie said...

Even though this one didn't do it for you, it looks like a picture out of a magazine! Perfect texture! Some other bakers made it with semi-sweet or even milk chocolate to cut the intensity of the chocolate flavor. I can't wait to see what you do next week with the third chocolate recipe in a row!

Bits of Taste said...

Wow! so yummilicious!

TeaLady said...

That looks seriously delicious.

n.o.e said...

Boy, Piggy, you really nailed the presentation of this (as well as the baking - it looks like the perfect bread pudding consistency. I forgot the powdered sugar...

I'll have to say that I prefer non-choc bread pudding but I didn't have any trouble finishing mine!
Nancy

Rachel said...

Your photos are amazing! Looks delicious.