Saturday, August 1, 2009

Brown Bread Pudding

I do almost all of my grocery shopping at Winn-Dixie. A few years ago, if you asked me what a grocery store was, I probably would have said Walmart. You know, on the opposite side from the tires. The town I lived in could be summed up by watching the commotion of the 24 hour Walmart in a two day period, tops. But now that I live in a larger city and do most of my shopping during the day as opposed to 3 a.m. like I used to, I prefer an actual store oriented around, you guessed it, food.

Why Winn-Dixie? They have damn near everything I need or want at any given time, they're incredibly close, and everything in the store is BOGO! Seriously, I've whinged on about them before and all the food I've wasted because of a good BOGO, but done right, it can be awesome. My latest BOGO was whole wheat bread. The fancy kind I like so much. But what does someone who rarely eats bread do with it all? If you're like me, you start a search for brown breading puddings.

I found a likely recipe on the Hillbilly Housewife site. I liked the simplicity and the fact that I had all the ingredients. Two hours later, I was left with rather unimpressive bread-glop. There's nothing inherently wrong with the recipe. However, I like to err on the side of ridiculously rich desserts and this doesn't fit the bill. It's a bit bland and dry. Next time, I'm thinking Bourbon, raisins, and caramel. Anyone have a good Brown Bread pudding to share?

Also, this is the first post for my personal NaBloPoMo challenge. I'm trying to post every day for the month of August in both this blog and my craft blog. Wish me luck!

Response to Comments:
Yes, those are before baked pictures. I couldn't get a decent "after" shot. It was pretty in a rustic way and I was hoping that the simplicity would make each flavor stand out more, but no. It was not to be.

BOGO= Buy one, get one

1 comment:

Mariana said...

That picture-- that's not the cooked stuff is it? Cause it sure looks prebaked to me and doesn't look at all appetizing to me. Sorry, but I can see why you were blaze' about it. Yes, raisins, burbon, carmel-- hell even chocolate seems like it would have been better than that. It's just so "bready" looking and plain. Guess you have to start somewhere though.
Good luck with the posting everyday challenge. With your lack of time, it should definitely be a challenge.
Oh, and what is BOGO? or whatever that was you wrote. Guess I'm just an ole lady and not up to speed with these new fangled phrases.