It's been a busy Sunday so it's going to be a short post today - let's get to it. This week's SMS was chosen by Candace of Candy Girl: sweet almond bread pudding! Earlier this year I had bread pudding for the first time when we made it for TWD and I really enjoyed it. However, it was chocolate bread pudding, and everything is better with chocolate, so I was curious to try a non-chocolate bread pudding and see if I still liked it :)
I made a few changes to the super simple recipe. I knew I wanted to scale it back but it didn't divide easily so I wound up doing a little less than a quarter of a recipe. The recipe calls for 6 eggs and I only used 1 and with the rest of the ingredients I divided by 4 and then used just a bit less than that. I couldn't find brioche at the store I stopped at and didn't have time to make it so I just bought a single roll from the bakery and used that. The recipe calls for sprinkling sugar and almonds on the bread pudding before baking, but I skipped the almonds.
I didn't have a chance to get to the raspberry sauce Melissa recommends in the book - maybe next time. I threw a few scoops of vanilla ice cream on top instead and gave it a taste. Yum! I was a big fan! I wasn't too surprised as the almond flavor came from almond extract, which I love. I'll definitely make this again and am so glad to know it's not only chocolate bread pudding that I enjoy! Many thanks to Candace for hosting this week's recipe! You can find the recipe on her blog or in the book. You can check out the rest of the week's treats by visiting the SMS site.