I was browsing on my tab the other day , and on my pulse app i had subscribed to Chow , and the recipe of the day was all about summer dessert . Which is strawberry , and i happened to have it in the fridge . Last week when we did our grocery shopping , my husband picked it up and when i asked if he had any plan to use that strawberry ( since i am the one who always does dessert ) , he said just to eat it like that . Oh .. alright .. good , cos i didn’t have any plans for any strawberry theme dessert .
Well it’s been sitting in the fridge for 5 days untouched ! Luckily , i ran across this recipe on chow , and it’s bread pudding . Years ago i’ve tried making bread pudding and i did alright but i wasn’t really into bread pudding , i didn’t care for it at all . But this time , the picture looks so delicious and after reading the ingredients , i thought this gotta be good !! I ended up having to run to the store to get a day old bread .. you can’t make bread pudding with a fresh bread , you need a stale bread . I was lucky again , because the grocery next door , usually baked too much and they always have a cart said ” Oooops … we baked too much ” and all the bread on the cart was marked down from $3.99 to 99 cents only .. which was great !
The recipe is adapted from chow
You need :
7 large eggs
1 cup of heavy cream
4 cups of milk ( i used 2% milk )
1 1/3 cup of light brown sugar
1 tbsp. of vanilla extract
Mix all these ingredients together with a whisk until combine in a large mixing bowl . Then add :
10 cups of 1 lb of day old bread , i didn’t use french bread , although the original recipe called for it , i used a day old bread from the store , i forgot what it’s called , but i made sure it wasn’t sour dough bread . Cut the bread about 1 inch cube . Then place all of these cubes into the mixing bowl , stir well , and then cover with plastic wrap for at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours .
Then when you are ready to bake them , wash , hull and dice 1 lb of strawberry , and then butter 9×13 inch pan . Preheat the oven to 350 F , and then add the strawberry into the bread mixture , and let it sit for 30 minutes before baking them . Pour all the mixture into the buttered dish . Bake for 1 hour , cover with foil . Then take the foil after 1 hour and bake an extra 45 minutes .
Creme Fraiche whipped cream :
1/2 c. of sour cream
1 cup of heavy cream
1tbsp of light brown sugar
Mix all these ingredients together in a chilled metal bowl for about 2 minutes . Serve with the bread pudding while it’s warm .